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.


MSNBC: Worm Threatens Key Net Computers 23-Mar-01 17:22:36 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer security professionals are being warned about a new computer worm that could render Web sites unviewable and disconnect entire networks…”

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“The worm exploits a new but well-known flaw in software thats critical for every computer connected to the Internet…”

Full Story on MSNBC


Info World: Security Researchers Warn of Destructive Worm on Net 23-Mar-01 16:36:14 ET

Story Highlights:“An ‘unusually destructive’ computer worm is winding through the network conduits of Linux computers, capable of massively compromising servers by exploiting a known vulnerability…”

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“The Lion worm uses infected servers to randomly scan for TCP port-53 connections, which mark a computer on the network and not a printer, fax machine, or other device…”

Full Story on Info World


ZDNET UK: Lion virus: How To Detect and Prevent 26-Mar-01 03:54:44 ET

Story Highlights:“The SANS Institute is reporting the presence of the Lion worm, which is much more dangerous than the Ramen worm earlier this year…”

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“What makes Lion more dangerous is that it can steal passwords, install and hide hacker tools, gain root access of an infected system then attack other vulnerable systems…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


Ananova: Hackers Fear Over Internet Health Records Plan 25-Mar-01 06:43:45 ET

Story Highlights:“Plans to put the health records of NHS patients on the Internet run the risk of hackers gaining access to confidential information, say critics…”

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“Scotland will be the first part of Britain to take part in the experiment which will be used by doctors, pharmacists and patients themselves…”

Full Story on Ananova


BBC: Concern Over Health Records on Internet 25-Mar-01 08:42:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Doctors in Scotland are calling for security guarantees over plans to put patients’ health records on an NHS intranet system…”

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“Critics of the plan claim that computer hackers could gain access to highly confidential information if the scheme went ahead…”

Full Story on BBC


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