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68 Killed in Blast Near Iraqi Market, Police Station; Kerry Says Panel’s Term Should Be Extended; Attack on Ad Provider Slows Major Websites

Jul 28, 20042 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

68 Killed in Blast Near Iraqi Market, Police Station

A suicide bomber plowed a vehicle intoa crowd of people outide a police station in Baqubah, Iraq, killing 68 and injuring at least 40 and maybe as many as 70 others, Iraqi officials said. According to a report by the Washington Post, the attack was the most lethan since the Iraqi interim government took over June 28. Terrorists hit the same police station six months ago. Among the casualties were 500 men who were standing in line to apply for jobs.

For more details, read The Washington Post.

Kerry Says Panel’s Term Should Be Extended

Senator John Kerry said Tuesday that the term for the panel investigating the 9/11 terrorists attacks should be extended another 18 months to ensure that its recommendations are given due consideration. Kerry made his remarks at a campaign rally in Norfolk, Va. According to a story in The New York Times, Kerry said that many of the commissions recommendations would have been adopted long ago if he were in office. Vice President Dick Cheney, at Camp Pendleton in California, also referred to the commission’s report in speech to 2,500 marines. Cheney said the report bolstered the administration’s case for war in Iraq.

Read the details in The New York Times.

Attack on Ad Provider Slows Major Websites

Many of the Web’s most popular destinations were not available to users for portions of Tuesday because of a cyberattack on DoubleClick, a company that serves ads to websites. According to a story in the Washington Post, DoubleClick’s servers began receiving a flood of bogus Web page requests at roughly 10:30 a.m. The ensuing bottleneck prevented many major sites from displaying ad images. According to the report, the hacker was able to hijack thousands of PCs that had prevoiusly infected by a virus to carry out the denial-of-service attack on DoubleClick.

For more details, read the story in the Washington Post.