Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for August 13, 2001


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


[email protected] Week: Third Version Of Code Red Detected 10-Aug-01 17:55:36 ET

Story Highlights:“The Code Red computer worm has mutated into a third more dangerous variant, South Korea’s Information and Communication Ministry has said…”

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“The ministry said about 43,201 servers at 15,000 Korean organisations or companies had been hit by versions of Code Red so far…”

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Fairfax I.T.: New Wireless LAN Vulnerabilities Uncovered 13-Aug-01 12:54:56 ET

Story Highlights:“A second, more dangerous method of defeating wireless LAN encryption has been revealed by security experts…”

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“The finding comes seven months after University of California researchers discovered flaws allowing required skilled hackers to break the encryption keys…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


The Register: Hacking IIS — How Sweet It Is 10-Aug-01 12:37:50 ET

Story Highlights:“We’ve looked over a few recent credit-card database compromises brought to our attention by CardCops (formerly AdCops), an organization which tries to get the straight dope on e-commerce hacks directly from the blackhat community…”

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“All of the victims are running IIS 4 or 5 over Win-NT or…”

Full Story on The Register


Fairfax I.T.: NSW Pollies Stonewalling Hacking Probe: Report 13-Aug-01 10:31:19 ET

Story Highlights:“An investigation into a computer hacking scandal in the NSW Parliament is being hindered by state government ministers and MPs…”

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“Police commissioner Peter Ryan ordered the top-level inquiry following revelations that a computer terminal in the office of a Labor MP – since identified as Tony Kelly – had been used to hack into opposition computers…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


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