Web Attacks on U.S., South Korea Could Delete Data

The denial-of-service attacks against Web sites in the U.S. and South Korea may have stopped for now, but code on the infected bots was set to wipe data, security experts said. There were no immediate reports of any of the compromised PCs in the botnet having files deleted, but that doesn't mean it wasn't happening or won't in the future, said Gerry Egan, a product manager in Symantec's Security Technology Response group.

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