Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for August 24, 2001

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world. McAfee ASaP and SecureWorks Partner on Next Gen Anti-Virus Service 23-Aug-01 13:54:35 ET

Story Highlights:“McAfee, a division of Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA) Wednesday says its is working with Atlanta-based SecureWorks on the next generation of anti-virus services…”

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“The collaboration will incorporate SecureWorks’ next generation network security services including real-time intervention, data fingerprint correlation, and dynamic inoculation technology…”

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The Register: ActiveX Trojan Dubbed Offensive 24-Aug-01 12:53:54 ET

Story Highlights:“Security experts have issued a low-key alert about a Trojan horse which exploits Microsoft’s ActiveX applet programming language…”

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“Called Offensive, The Trojan comes in the form of an HTML file or a Web page on the Internet. Offensive is potentially dangerous, but it appears difficult to become a victim…”

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Wired: India Hackers Face More Charges 24-Aug-01 06:37:50 ET

Story Highlights:“Two hackers who defaced the website of Mumbai polices Cyber Crime Cell last month are finding that the cops are becoming very interested in them…”

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“After being arrested for the crime of hacking and subsequently released on bail, the hackers found themselves in police custody again, this time for a more serious crime – credit card theft, with most of the victims being Americans…”

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