Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 3, 2003

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

E-Commerce Times: Safeguarding Your Corporate Data 03-Apr-03 08:54:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Just as important as backing up your most valuable documents is ensuring they are not zapped by a malicious virus, consumed by fire or accidentally erased…”

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“So far, though, most software and hardware vendors that sell storage products to the Fortune 500 have had little or nothing to say — let alone sell — when it comes to securing data in this networked age…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times

ABCNews: Hacker Breaks into Fla. Congresswoman’s E-Mail Account and Sends Anti-War Message 03-Apr-03 10:04:55 ET

Story Highlights:“A hacker broke into a congresswoman’s e-mail account Wednesday and used it to send a message condemning President Bush and the war in Iraq…”

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“Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite drew attention last month when she proposed legislation to let families of Americans buried in France during the world wars bring home the remains if they are offended by France’s stance against the war in Iraq…”

Full Story on ABCNews

Washington Post: Agencies Lag on Cybersecurity Readiness 03-Apr-03 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Several key federal agencies have failed to meet a four-year-old mandate to identify their most important information systems…”

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“The Commerce and Energy departments, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services have not done enough to figure out which of their computers and networks need the most protection from electronic attack…”

Full Story on Washington Post

Wired: File-Trading Hoax Snares Victims 03-Apr-03 02:00:00 ET

Story Highlights:“An executive who claimed to have developed a file-trading service that intentionally flouted copyright protection laws revealed Wednesday that he made the whole thing up for a laugh — and to sell a book…”

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“The Honest Thief was announced in February as a new service from PGR BV, a Dutch Internet services company. Pieter Plass, founder of PGR BV and president of CBB, a Dutch construction company, said he cooked up the lie as a joke and publicity stunt…”

Full Story on Wired

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