Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for August 2, 2001


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


ZDNET UK: FBI Accused Over Code Red Virus Confusion 02-Aug-01 07:08:00 ET

Story Highlights:“The Metropolitan Police has criticised the FBI for issuing confused messages about the Code Red worm, which led home PC owners to believe that their computers could be infected by a self-propagating worm that only attacks Internet servers…”

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“Last night the FBI was on red alert for an Internet meltdown, due to begin at 1 a.m. BST once the malicious worm became active again…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


The Register: SirCam Worm Enjoys Virus Gang Bang 02-Aug-01 07:29:53 ET

Story Highlights:“Some copies of e-mail attachments infected with the prolific SirCam worm also carry copies of other viruses…”

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“MessageLabs has reported intercepting more than 100 doubly infected files, such as Sircam infected with FunLove, which infects applications in the Windows and Program Files folders; or SirCam infected with Kriz, a polymorphic Windows executable virus…”

Full Story on The Register


Computer User: Hackers Get Cuban Communist Party Page 02-Aug-01 03:09:24 ET

Story Highlights:“A Web page version of the Cuban Communist Party’s newspaper Granma was freed up Wednesday after being frozen for three days following an attack by computer hackers…”

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“The source of the attack was unknown. Editors at the newspaper said it was the only serious hacker attack suffered by the Web site since its launch in 1997…”

Full Story on Computer User


[email protected] Week: Hundreds Of Credit Card Numbers Exposed Online 01-Aug-01 03:09:20 ET

Story Highlights:“A major security flaw has been discovered on a site called RegWeb.com that reveals hundreds of customer credit card numbers on a backend registration system…”

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“Representatives for RegWeb, a conference registration service and software provider, first found out about the hole on Friday when someone posted a link to the Web site of credit card numbers to a hacker chat room…”

Full Story on [email protected] Week


ZDNET: Russian Hacker Supporters Call on Adobe 02-Aug-01 04:40:06 ET

Story Highlights:“Supporters of a jailed Russian software programmer called for Adobe Systems on Wednesday to contribute to a legal defense fund…”

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“‘Adobe made the mess so they should help clean it up,’ said Don Marti, an organizer for the Coalition to Free Dmitry…”

Full Story on ZDNET


The Register: Buffer Overflow Bug Shakes Quake 02-Aug-01 03:31:26 ET

Story Highlights:“A security flaw involving the server software that allows Quake III players to play the popular shoot-them-up over a network has been reported…”

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“According to a posting on respected security mailing list BugTraq, a buffer overflow vulnerability in Quake III Arena Server could allow a malicious users to crash a system hosting the game…”

Full Story on The Register


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