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Sites Brace For Netsky-Q Onslaught

Several peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, including Kazaa and eDonkey, are bracing for an anticipated attack by the latest variant of the Netsky-Q worm, the latest example of virus writers taking direct aim at specific companies and Web sites.

As of Thursday morning, both networks were still operating, although eDonkey had established a mirror site to keep traffic moving in case it was brought down. A note on the eDonkey homepage said the site had been expecting the distributed of denial-of-service (DDoS) attack to begin at midnight but had yet to see any signs of the expected deluge.

Read the full story at eCommerce Times.