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.


Fairfax I.T.: Microsoft Warns of Security Problems with Net Software 01-Apr-01 22:39:24 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has warned customers that its Internet Explorer Web browser has a security flaw that could allow hackers to run programs on another user’s computer…”

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“The glitch causes Internet Explorer to automatically open specially coded attachments in e-mail without warning, possibly unleashing programs that could do anything from sending users a harmless message to deleting files from their computers…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


Newsbytes: Mass Victimization Net Crime Not Far Off – Gartner 01-Apr-01 23:25:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Mass victimization crime, or online theft from thousands of people simultaneously by one individual, is less than two years away and the perpetrator will probably get away with it…”

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“Such global online theft is inevitable via converging technologies and poorly equipped international law enforcement authorities…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


ZDNET UK: Big-Time Viruses Blossom in Spring 02-Apr-01 06:23:35 ET

Story Highlights:“Just as flu season ebbs, it’s time to worry about those other viruses — the ones that affect computers…”

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“If history is any indicator, the period between spring and the onset of summer marks a peak time for high-profile viruses, which destroy hard drives, crash personal computers and overwhelm critical networks that run businesses…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


ZDNET UK: Hackers Turn to Worms 02-Apr-01 04:09:45 ET

Story Highlights:Worms that can crack into computer systems, take them over and continue spreading are quickly becoming the rage in underground circles…”

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“The result? ‘I think we are going to see a lot more of these,’ said Greg Shipley, director of consulting services for computer-security firm Neohapsis…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


ABCNews: Who’s Fooling Who? 01-Apr-01 15:11:47 ET

Story Highlights:“The Internet, simply by its nature, is a place for suckers to breed and multiply and to form unwitting relationships with hucksters…”

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“Through the Web, chat rooms, e-mail and more, hucksters can spread the germs of phenomena faster than P.T. Barnum could have ever presented us with the half man/half woman specimen…”

Full Story on ABCNews


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