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Telecom giants join forces against hackers Published: March 28, 2005, 7:38 AM PST By Matt Hines Staff Writer, CNET News.com
High-profile telecom and networking companies are banding together to crack down on hackers.
The new Fingerprint Sharing Alliance hopes to help its members, which include British Telecommunications, Cisco Systems, EarthLink, MCI and NTT Communications, more effectively share information on individuals responsible for launching online attacks. Other organizations involved in the collaboration, which was announced Monday, include Asia Netcom, Broadwing Communications, Verizon Dominicana, XO Communications and the University of Pennsylvania