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.


CNN: Teen Charged With Hacking into Air Force System 24-Apr-01 18:46:13 ET

Story Highlights:“A 15-year-old Connecticut youth faces charges of hacking into a government computer system that tracks the positions of U.S. Air Force planes worldwide…”

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“Officials said the air control data, considered confidential in peace time and secret in times of war, wasn’t compromised and no one’s safety was jeopardized…”

Full Story on CNN


E-Commerce Times: Multinational Web Site To Fight Online Fraud 25-Apr-01 07:07:53 ET

Story Highlights:“The United States and 12 other countries have joined forces to fight cross-border Internet fraud with the launch Tuesday of a Web site that takes consumer complaints in four languages…”

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“The International Marketing Supervision Network (IMSN), a group of 13 industrialized nations, said that the Econsumer.gov site will take complaints about Internet fraud that originate outside the victim’s home country and pass them on to the appropriate law enforcement officials in the participating countries…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times


Ananova: European Internet Crime Treaty Ready for Final Draft 25-Apr-01 07:59:28 ET

Story Highlights:“The Council of Europe has taken a step closer to finalising an international treaty on Internet crime…”

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“The long-awaited treaty is intended to combat child pornography, copyright theft and computer viruses…”

Full Story on Ananova


ZDNET: An End to Global Viruses — For Good? 24-Apr-01 10:19:27 ET

Story Highlights:“The Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (Dera), an agency of the Ministry of Defence, on Tuesday unveiled software that detects when a virus is attempting to send e-mails to all the names in your address book…”

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“The software requires you to authorize any such action, theoretically nipping global virus attacks in the bud…”

Full Story on ZDNET


The Register: Hacking Contest Publicity Stunt Backfires 25-Apr-01 07:01:33 ET

Story Highlights:“A cunning plan by a security firm to publicise its product by challenging hackers to deface a Web site has backfired…”

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“Argus Systems hoped to promote itself at the Infosecurity exhibition in London this week by running a $50,000 competition inviting hackers to break into a Web server protected by its intrusion protection security product, called PitBull…”

Full Story on The Register


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