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.


Forbes: Hacker Gets Hold of Top Secret U.S. Space Codes 02-Mar-01 09:23:42 ET

Story Highlights:“An unidentified computer hacker has got hold of top secret U.S. computer system codes for guiding space ships, rockets and satellites, a lawyer in Sweden said Friday…”

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“Computer experts raided the offices of an information technology company in Stockholm last month and found a copy of the source codes for the software program OS/COMET developed by U.S. firm Exigent Software Technology…”

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Computer User: Visa Invests in Battle Against Online Fraud 02-Mar-01 03:08:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Just 10 days after the European Commission (EC) started its anti card fraud initiative, Visa U.S.A. has stepped up its own battle against online fraud by looking to help e-merchants ‘deadbolt’ their card databases against intrusion…”

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“Visa’s move comes after a growing number of reports of the security of e-tailers’ databases being compromised by hackers and other electronic vandals…”

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Computer User: Anna Kournikova Virus Tops February Virus Report Chart 02-Mar-01 03:08:59 ET

Story Highlights:“The hype surrounding the release of the Anna Kournikova Visual Basic virus during February may not have been overstated, as Sophos’ February virus reports chart shows that an amazing 38.2 percent of its customer support calls related to the worm…”

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“The surprise revelation comes after most antivirus firms said that their customers would be unaffected by the virus…”

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