Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 1, 2002

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

E-Commerce Times: Online Mugging a Threat, But No Showstopper 01-Feb-02 07:15:43 ET

Story Highlights:“It is no wonder that security initiatives have risen to the top of technology companies’ priority lists…”

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“In addition to terrorist and virus threats, personal identity theft is a burgeoning menace for online consumers and merchants alike…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times

CNN: E-Business Edgy After Hackers Shut UK Firm 01-Feb-02 09:45:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Fears are growing once more that companies operating on the Internet may not be equipped to ward off electronic sabotage after anonymous ‘hackers’ forced a small British firm out of business…”

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“CloudNine Communications, one of Britain’s oldest Internet Service Providers (ISPs), shut down last week with the loss of eight jobs in what computer experts believe is the first instance of a company being hacked out of existence…”

Full Story on CNN

The Register: BadTrans-B Tops Virus Charts 31-Jan-02 12:20:04 ET

Story Highlights:“BadTrans-B remains, two months after it was first released, the most infectious virus on the Internet…”

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“The mass-mailing email worm heads the monthly chart of virus reports compiled by antivirus vendor Sophos and accounts for 61.1 per cent of calls to its support centre this month…”

Full Story on The Register

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