Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for December 27, 2001

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

CNN: Stand By for More Nasty Web Attacks in 2002 27-Dec-01 10:21:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Experts are predicting that viruses and their cousins, the self-propagating worms, will find new and even more nasty ways to attack computer systems, possibly even hitting mobile devices, pocket PCs and smart phones in the coming year…”

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“Computer users should expect to see more viruses that try to dupe them into taking action that will execute the malicious code…”

Full Story on CNN

ZDNET UK: 2001: The Year of the Virus 27-Dec-01 07:36:25 ET

Story Highlights:“2001 brought with it an answer to the paranoia over the Y2K bug that gripped the world in 1999, and its name was Code Red…”

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“After a taster of the worm in early July, security experts around the world were quick to predict an Internet meltdown on 31 July, and the security community was on red alert for a disastrous second round of attacks…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

LATimes: XP ‘Patch’ Leaves Door Wide Open 27-Dec-01 08:24:19 ET

Story Highlights:“Some companies keep making the same mistakes over and over again…”

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“Microsoft has been leaving security holes in its operating systems for years, and as soon as it fixes one hole, it opens another…”

Full Story on LATimes

BBC: Security by Remote Control 27-Dec-01 05:06:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Broadband net users in the UK who are worried that their PCs could be subverted by malicious hackers can now let anti-virus companies keep an eye on their machines for them…”

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“Security company McAfee has launched a subscription service that uses the web to protect a PC against viruses and attacks by computer vandals…”

Full Story on BBC

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