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.


Australian IT: Palm Virus Threat 26-Mar-01 10:28:56 ET

Story Highlights:“The first viruses to attack personal digital assistants (PDAs) were discovered about six months ago, and many users have yet to protect themselves properly…”

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“Allan Bell of computer security firm Network Associates, said there were two main viruses, Liberty Crack and Phage, that caused problems with PDA operating systems, but more were likely to emerge…”

Full Story on Ausralian IT


ComputerWeekly: Virus Wake-Up Call to Redhat Users 27-Mar-01 04:25:40 ET

Story Highlights:“IT managers who failed to fix known vulnerabilities in Redhat Linux should act fast following the discovery of a new virus, which attacks the popular Internet domain naming software, Bind…”

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“The worm virus is transmitted within an application called ‘Rand’ and inserts a hacking tool kit called ‘t0rn…'”

Full Story on ComputerWeekly


ZDNET: Hackers Claim DoubleClick Security Holes 26-Mar-01 16:56:14 ET

Story Highlights:“Data-collection company DoubleClick returned to the privacy spotlight on Monday after a French Web site uncovered evidence indicating several of the company’s servers had security holes and may have been breached…”

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“‘There are three servers, at least, under their domain that were vulnerable,’ the Webmaster of online magazine Kitetoa, who asked that his name not be used, said…”

Full Story on ZDNET


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