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2much.net Defuses Code Bombs

Written By: Sidney Zombay

2much.net Overcomes Time Bombs

(Montreal) December 2, 2004 2much.net has overcome the Time Bombs planted in its operating systems and is back online, a week earlier than anticipated.

The company, recently hit by cyber sabotage and theft of its proprietary live video chat software, thus resuscitated over 35 sites which are using the LiveCamNetwork 1.9 platform, introduced by 2much.net a little over a year ago.

Since the last week of November, 2much Programmers had been working on writing a temporary replacement of the module affected when the breakthrough occurred, late Monday night.

It wasnt just time bombs in the software, said Mark Prince, owner of 2much.net. Our server was being attacked from the outside by logic bombs. We managed to capture a signal and decode it, so now we know the source and our programmers have effectively blocked it.

When the attacks occurred, chat hostesses across thirty-five sites were kicked off, frustrating clients and performers alike. We were pulling our hair trying to figure it out, said Prince.

Now that the company has blocked the attack, patched the receive codes and gone back online, they fully intend to prosecute, said 2much Media and Communications manager Greg Jones. This crime affected almost forty companies across the net, hundreds of chat hostesses, over a hundred various employees, it cost us a lot in reputation.

The companys legal counsel noted the resilience of his clients reputation. This whole incident demonstrates that 2much has the financial and technical resources to withstand attacks of this kind, costly as they may be. Prospective as well as existing clients should feel secure with the knowledge that 2much has the ability to maintain its online business and that of its customers.”

Business first, said Jones. Many people depend on us. We need to make these next few weeks count, especially before Christmas, and before we launch the new version.

Marketing campaigns, traffic orders, an on-line magazine, and new chat site projects, said Prince. Theres a two week backlog to take care of, new chat hostesses to sign up, and the business of notifying everyone who couldnt work that their sites and chat rooms are back again.

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About the Author

Writer for LCN Magazine and iSN News, Sid (real-name: Sideral) chooses to remain anonymous and let his work speak for him.

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