February 09, 2001, 5:12 PM — Antivirus software vendor Network Associates was hit by a denial-of-service attack last week that hampered access to the company's Web site for about 90 minutes. Network Associates says the site never went fully offline.
Some users were unable to connect to the Network Associates Web site during the attack, while others could access the site but experienced slow responses. The company says its IT department noticed the denial-of-service attack immediately because it "proactively monitors anomalous traffic."
Network Associates declined to say whether it would be asking the FBI to investigate.