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.


ZDNET: New Linux Worm: ‘Adore’ Makes Its Appearance 04-Apr-01 11:00:39 ET

Story Highlights:“The third Linux virus in almost as many months hit the Internet this week…”

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“Known as the Adore worm, the program is designed to create so-called back doors in the security of Linux systems and send information identifying the compromised systems to four different email addresses hosted on servers in China and the United States…”

Full Story on ZDNET


The Register: Linux Worm Attempts to Take Over Insecure Servers 05-Apr-01 13:22:18 ET

Story Highlights:“The third Linux worm this year, which tries to exploit lax security on Web sites running the open source OS, has been discovered…”

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“Adore, which is similar to the earlier Ramen and Lion worms, scans Linux hosts on the Internet to determine whether they are vulnerable to well known exploits…”

Full Story on The Register


The Register: S’kiddies Find Hacking BT All Too Easy 05-Apr-01 04:01:28 ET

Story Highlights:Hackers are exploiting the failure of firms to update systems even after falling victims to attacks…”

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“Yesterday btworldwide.com, which runs of the s’kiddies favourite Web server IIS, was defaced by Prime Suspectz in an attack which followed hot on the heels of the defacement of search.bt.com on April Fool’s Day…”

Full Story on The Register


LA Times: Report: Recycled Computers Hold Data 04-Apr-01 17:28:06 ET

Story Highlights:“Energy Department computers scheduled for reuse or disposal still had sensitive research information on their hard drives, federal investigators said…”

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“The discovery raises more questions about federal computer security as government officials are to testify to Congress on Thursday about the widespread problem…”

Full Story on LA Times


Newsbytes: Fed’s Veterans Dept. Computers Still Vulnerable To Attack 04-Apr-01 16:25:24 ET

Story Highlights:“Despite revelations last summer that hired hackers were able to gain root access to its computer networks, the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to be plagued by serious security vulnerabilities…”

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“Richard J. Griffin, inspector general for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, said a series of vulnerability tests conducted over the past three months indicate ‘widespread’ computer security weaknesses throughout the agency’s different divisions…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


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