Daily Cybercrime and Security Report


If you do business on the Internet, you cannot afford to be uninformed about the dangers and pitfalls that cybercrime poses. The following is a daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.


E-Commerce Times: Cracked Egghead Yields E-Commerce Omelet 10-Jan-01 08:45:20 ET

Story Highlights:“Egghead.com now says that the credit card numbers that were in its system when it was hacked over the holidays were not stolen…”

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“The bad news is that it took Egghead more than two weeks to assure its customers of this fact. On a scale of 1 to 10, this customer service disaster has to rate at least…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times


ZDNET UK: Boots Condemns Site Hack 10-Jan-01 10:55:14 ET

Story Highlights:“The corporate Web site of Boots, the UK’s largest chemist, was hacked Tuesday and a ‘Hackers Manifesto’ posted on its home page…”

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“The Web page featured a statement explaining why many teenagers are drawn into computer hacking and criticising the punishment of computer hackers for experimentation with computer security…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


Forbes: Hackers of Indian Sites Traced to Pakistan 10-Jan-01 05:24:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Indian authorities and computer specialists have traced many cases of hacking of Indian Internet sites to Pakistan, the head of the country’s federal police said Wednesday…”

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“R.K. Raghavan, director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said it would be difficult to nail hackers who broke into computer systems without help from Pakistani law enforcers…”

Full Story on Forbes


ZDNET UK: Nuclear Hacker Fuels Security Review 09-Jan-01 11:24:14 ET

Story Highlights:“Security at nuclear power stations in the UK is being increased after a security guard at one plant attempted to sabotage its computer system…”

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“A patrolman is believed to have hacked into a computer network at a nuclear power station in Bradwell, Essex, setting off a major security alert. According to a confidential document…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


E-Commerce Times: Study: Auction Fraud Still Top Cybercrime 10-Jan-01 07:32:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Internet auction fraud accounts for 87 percent of all incidents of online crime, according to a new study released Tuesday by eMarketer…”

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“eMarketer said that half of all users falling victim to online fraud are in either the Generation X or the baby boomer bracket…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times


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