Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for August 28, 2002

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

The Register: Lamo Bumped from NBC After Hacking Them 28-Aug-02 10:08:52 ET

Story Highlights:“How did a mediagenic hacker like Adrian Lamo get himself bumped last week from a scheduled appearance on the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw?…”

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“Perhaps with his impromptu on-camera intrusion into the peacock network’s own computers…”

Full Story on The Register

PCWorld: How Secure Is Instant Messaging? 28-Aug-02 03:51:49 ET

Story Highlights:“As instant messaging use grows, so do business concerns about security, authenticity, and encryption…”

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“Companies that wouldn’t dream of conducting business through public, Web-based e-mail now worry that employees are sending unrestricted messages on public programs from AOL, MSN, and Yahoo…”

Full Story on PCWorld

The Register: Virus Writers ‘Obsessed with Sex and Computer Games’ 27-Aug-02 13:08:46 ET

Story Highlights:“Virus writers are sados obsessed with sex and computer games, not the evil geniuses Hollywood and fear-mongering Washington politicians portray them as…”

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“That’s the view of Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, who said ‘virus writers are much more likely to be teenage males than crack cyberterrorists bent on the annihilation of the internet…'”

Full Story on The Register

Ananova: Rugby World Cup Ticket Scam Uncovered 28-Aug-02 04:19:36 ET

Story Highlights:“Australian authorities are warning rugby union fans not to buy world cup tickets on the internet…”

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“Those on sale at the moment are forgeries, the Fair Trading Minister for New South Wales state says…”

Full Story on Ananova

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