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Pete Finnigan's Oracle Security Weblog

This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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Britain's hi-tech crime wave

I caught part of the breakfast program this morning on BBC1 where one of the reporters talked about security and the current increases in attacks on web sites where large numbers of personal computers are commandeered to attack a site or a company to cause a denial of service for that company. The article talked about one company who was held to ransom. It was quite interesting to hear something about computers in general and particularly about hacking / security as we don't tend to get much computer coverage in programs in the UK. The reporter also mentioned that there is tonight a half hour program on BBC2. The program is called "Britain's Hi-Tech Crime Wave" and is on for 30 minutes and talks about the fact that Britain is being hit by a high tech crime wave. If you are in the UK it may be worth watching.