Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 19, 2002

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

MSNBC: A $1 Billion, Corporate-Funded Hack? 19-Apr-02 09:45:31 ET

Story Highlights:“It sounds like a script once rejected by Hollywood. The plot revolves around two of the worlds biggest multinational corporations, locked in an all-out war over the future of pay-TV, and its promised billions…”

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“One company hires hackers to break the others secret codes, then publishes the secret on the Internet, inviting piracy. Suddenly, the victim companys pay-TV is free, and its only asset is worthless. Too ruthless to be true? Not according to a lawsuit filed in California last month…”

Full Story on MSNBC

The Register: Symantec Touts Security in a Box 19-Apr-02 04:50:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Symantec Corp is to ship a hardware appliance intended to provide security defenses on five fronts from a single box…”

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“The Symantec Gateway Security 5000 series will provide combined firewall, gateway-level anti-virus software, intrusion detection, content filtering and VPN (virtual private networking) capabilities…”

Full Story on The Register

Wired: Annoying Worm Writer Wants Job 19-Apr-02 02:00:17 ET

Story Highlights:“The latest virus to hit e-mail inboxes is little more than a slight variant of a year-old virus…”

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“But it’s beginning to resemble never-ending installments of a lousy horror movie series with only minor plot variations…”

Full Story on Wired

Ananova: Japan Pledges To Act Over Web Child Porn 19-Apr-02 09:47:24 ET

Story Highlights:“Japan is studying legal changes to criminalise child porn on the internet…”

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“The country has no laws to penalise individuals who post pornographic images of children online…”

Full Story on Ananova

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