Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for August 22, 2001


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


[email protected] Week: Arrested Russian Programmer Thanks Supporters 22-Aug-01 10:24:30 ET

Story Highlights:“A 26-year-old Russian software programmer at the center of an international controversy over a new U.S. digital copyright law declared Tuesday he’s ‘no superman’ and thanked supporters around the world for protesting his arrest…”

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“Dmitry Sklyarov is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in federal district court in San Jose, California on charges of selling software designed to circumvent the new U.S. copyright protections that went into effect last year…”

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CNN: Norton AntiVirus 2002 to Fight E-Mail Worms 21-Aug-01 13:02:45 ET

Story Highlights:“Symantec unveiled Monday the latest update to its Norton AntiVirus software…”

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“Besides e-mail scanning, Norton AntiVirus 2002 offers automatic updating and support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system, due this fall…”

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MSNBC: New Tools to Keep Systems Up-to-Date 21-Aug-01 12:31:10 ET

Story Highlights:“For the first decade of this millennium, security is bound to be the primary concern of computer users…”

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“In the past, information on worms, viruses, and cyber-attacks were all relegated to the pages of IT professional publications. But now, such attacks make front-page news in consumer magazines on a weekly basis…”

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[email protected] Week: Microsoft Sews Up Hotmail Hole 21-Aug-01 19:53:56 ET

Story Highlights:“The day after Microsoft acknowledged a security hole in Hotmail, its popular free e-mail service, a representative for the software giant said it had fixed the problem…”

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“Details of the hole, which could have allowed any user the ability to read another user’s e-mail, were originally publicized by hacker and security site Root-Core four days ago…”

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