Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for December 6, 2001

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

CRM Buyer: Motorola: Government Can Use CRM To Boost Security 06-Dec-01 06:10:05 ET

Story Highlights:“Motorola said its CRM systems are gaining more pronounced interest from the public sector in light of terrorism threats, in large part because a number of U.S. government organizations want to hone their ability to manage data and use it smartly…”

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“Motorola said its system is a tool that can do this on the local level, helping cities and other government agencies share the intelligence they routinely gather…”

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ZDNET: CERT: Hacker-Tracking Site Attacked 05-Dec-01 11:22:55 ET

Story Highlights:“The Computer Emergency Response Team’s Coordination Center, an important national clearinghouse for computer-security information, came under attack Wednesday, leaving its main Web site only intermittently reachable…”

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“The so-called denial-of-service attack didn’t affect the group’s ability to push security incident information to its members, but…”

Full Story on ZDNET

LATimes: Cyber-Security Chief Petitions Execs 04-Dec-01 09:10:00 ET

Story Highlights:“The president’s computer security adviser asked technology executives for a shopping list of changes, including bundled security software for high-speed Internet users and a new way to get software updates on personal computers…”

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“Richard Clarke told software companies that their responsibility doesn’t end when they fix a hole in their products that could let hackers in…”

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MSNBC: Hacker Views MCI Network Data 05-Dec-01 16:53:16 ET

Story Highlights:“A 20-year-old computer security researcher managed to crack several MCI Worldcom networks last week and view dozens of the company’s private networks…”

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“AN MCI spokesperson admitted the company had a security vulnerability, but said no customer networks were compromised…”

Full Story on MSNBC

The Register: Lamo Strikes Again: WorldCom 06-Dec-01 06:10:05 ET

Story Highlights:“It’s dusk in San Francisco, and at a Kinko’s copy shop deep in the financial district Adrian Lamo shrugs off his overstuffed backpack and pulls out a battered Toshiba laptop…”

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“With a few keystrokes, the hacker fills the computer’s display with a map of the United States, crisscrossed with hundreds of colored lines, crowded with geometric symbols and tiny text…”

Full Story on The Register

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