Cybercrime

Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 17, 2002


A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.


BBC: Israel Under Hack Attack 16-Apr-02 06:50:16 ET

Story Highlights:“Israel has been suffering a barrage of hack attacks since the start of the Palestinian uprising in September 2000…”

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“According to security firm mi2g, the Israeli domain .il has been the biggest victim of web defacements over the past three years, suffering 548 of the 1,295 attacks in the Middle East…”

Full Story on BBC


BBC: Web Attacks on the Rise 16-Apr-02 03:15:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer vandals, malicious hackers and virus writers are besieging British businesses…”

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“A government survey has found that the number of times that cyber criminals have broken through the defences of businesses has doubled in 12 months…”

Full Story on BBC


The Register: Gaucho Hackers Escape Legal Lasso 16-Apr-02 09:20:36 ET

Story Highlights:“A judge has ruled hacking is legal by default in Argentina because of a lack of applicable computer crime laws…”

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“Argentina’s first computer hacking prosecution was dismissed after an unnamed Federal judge ruled its law only covered crimes on ‘people, things and animals’ and not digital attacks…”

Full Story on The Register


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