Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for August 27, 2002

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

ABCNews: Trojan Horse Poses as Antivirus Upgrade 27-Aug-02 07:51:43 ET

Story Highlights:Kaspersky Labs is warning that an email that spoofs a corporate email account and claims to be an upgrade to the Kaspersky virus-fighting program, contains a Trojan horse…”

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“Once clicked, the attachment installs a backdoor Trojan called Apher…”

Full Story on ABCNews

InfoWorld: Security at your Service 26-Aug-02 01:01:54 ET

Story Highlights:“While outsourcing even part of an IT security operation still draws qualms, organizations are being forced to recognize that the level of in-house security expertise needed to run a full-time business is too difficult and costly to acquire and maintain…”

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“As a result, many are placing more trust in MSSPs (managed security service providers)…”

Full Story on InfoWorld

The Register: NAI Beefs Up Sniffer, Surveillance with DragNet Buy 27-Aug-02 02:47:16 ET

Story Highlights:“Network Associates Inc reckons it has bought technology with the potential to give it a unique edge in the internet security marketplace, with the acquisition this week of privately held Traxess Inc of Lindon, Utah for an undisclosed sum…”

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“Traxess’s technology, currently in beta under the name DragNet, comprises a high-performance packet sniffer, storage system and analysis software that, the firm says, records all internet traffic at Gigabit speeds, allowing specific events or trends to be reconstructed and analyzed later…”

Full Story on The Register

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