SueZVudu writes: "In an announcement yesterday, the National Infrastructure Protection Center said that there has been an increase in hacker activity aimed at US e-commerce sites. They're mainly exploiting three known vulnerabilities in Windows NT systems, but Unix systems have been targeted as well. Basically, they point out the holes in MicroSoft's SQL system and warn that such attacks are on the rise. You can see the story here." There've been a number of stories like this lately -- not just Microsoft, but the number of attacks is continuing to rise, and some people have been talking about more CERT [?] s regarding "super" DDOS [?] attacks.