Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 18, 2003


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


CNN: Hacker Accesses 2.2 Million Credit Cards 18-Feb-03 01:16:41 ET

Story Highlights:“A hacker has gained access to as many as 2.2 million Visa and MasterCard accounts…”

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“The hacker breached the security system of a company that processes credit card transactions on behalf of merchants…”

Full Story on CNN


TechWeb: FBI Warns of Cyberthreats as Tensions Climb 14-Feb-03 11:12:07 ET

Story Highlights:“The National Infrastructure Protection Center, the FBI’s cybersecurity arm, is warning that increased global stress over possible war with Iraq and the growing concern over North Korea may lead to cyberattacks on U.S. networks…”

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“‘Recent experience has shown that during a time of increased international tension, illegal cyberactivity — spamming, Web defacements, denial-of-service attacks, etc. — often escalates,’ the center’s warning says…”

Full Story on TechWeb


Fairfax I.T.: Instant Mayhem 18-Feb-03 13:02:43 ET

Story Highlights:“Email has revolutionised the way we talk to each other. For many of us, snail mail is a thing of the past…”

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“However, the benefits of speedy communications have come at a price. The past few months have seen commercial and home email users assailed with malicious worms and viruses, underlining the dangers of sharing information online…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


PCWorld: Possible Password Flaw Found in Windows XP 18-Feb-03 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“A security flaw recently revealed in Microsoft’s Windows XP could enable unauthorized users to access password-protected PCs…”

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“Using the Windows 2000 CD, anonymous users can apparently boot up a computer with the Windows XP OS and call up the troubleshooting program Windows 2000 Recovery Console…”

Full Story on PCWorld


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