Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 21, 2003

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

PCWorld: Avoid Iraqi Cons Online 18-Apr-03 20:11:12 ET

Story Highlights:“While the war in Iraq is unprecedented in supporting timely reports from the front lines, much of the online activity surrounding the conflict has a familiar tone…”

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“Besides the expected digital humor and free expression, pervasive scam artists are seizing the opportunity to cadge money from unwitting patriots…”

Full Story on PCWorld

CNN: Fake Hate Emails Mar Activists’ Reputations 21-Apr-03 10:17:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Arab-American activist Nawar Shora checked his e-mail one day and found scores of angry messages asking why he hated Americans and Jews…”

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“The messages were responding to e-mails marked as coming from him. Only one big problem: Shora never sent the hate mail…”

Full Story on CNN

Washington Post: President’s Top IT Security Adviser To Resign 21-Apr-03 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“White House cybersecurity adviser Howard Schmidt will resign from his post at the end of the month, raising concerns about the Bush administration’s commitment to implementing its strategy for protecting the nation’s critical information infrastructure…”

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“The former chief of security at Microsoft Corp., Schmidt became chair of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board in February following the departure of his predecessor, Richard Clarke…”

Full Story on Washington Post

ComputerWorld: Tools Promise Better Security Management 21-Apr-03 11:12:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Central management of multivendor security systems and the data they generate can lead to better risk management and auditing capabilities…”

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“And vendors are lining up to tap into that opportunity, with new products offering single-point administration of activities ranging from threat identification and mitigation to identity management, access control and configuration of security systems made up of products from multiple vendors…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

Fairfax I.T.: Parliamentary Panel Holding Inquiry into Cybercrime 20-Apr-03 23:04:54 ET

Story Highlights:“The Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission is undertaking an inquiry into recent trends in cybercrime…”

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“The inquiry will pay special attention to child pornography and associated paedophile activity, banking, including credit card fraud and money laundering, and threats to national critical infrastructure…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

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