Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 14, 2002


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


LA Times: Security Flaws May Be Pitfall for Microsoft 14-Jan-02 19:19:44 ET

Story Highlights:“Competitors and federal regulators have failed to stop Microsoft Corp.’s march toward dominance of new areas of the computing world, but there is an increasing chance that one of the software giant’s own strategies could hinder its advance…”

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“Microsoft’s decade-long focus on cramming new features into its products has come at the expense of protecting computers against viruses and hacking attacks…”

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ZDNET: Microsoft: There’s a Hole in W32.Donut 11-Jan-02 11:31:46 ET

Story Highlights:“Antivirus vendors reported a new ‘proof of concept’ virus, dubbed W32.Donut, that infects executable files created for Microsoft’s Web services, which are expected to be released to the public in the coming months…”

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“But Microsoft says W32.Donut has little to do with .Net…”

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The Register: Gigger worm can format Windows PCs 11-Jan-02 15:07:42 ET

Story Highlights:“Gigger, a new JavaScript-based virus, has escaped into the wild. It attempts to delete files from a computer and format user’s disk drive on restart and antivirus vendors are characterising it as…”

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“Gigger, which uses a combination of Microsoft Outlook and mIRC to spread, is not…”

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LA Times: Everything Seemed So Normal About Teen in Internet Scam 13-Jan-02 16:07:08 ET

Story Highlights:“Even by most teenagers’ hectic schedules, Cole Bartiromo would have been hard to keep up with…”

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“In November, the 17-year-old from Mission Viejo was going to high school, attending baseball practice every weekday morning, pet-sitting for a family next door, flipping pizzas…”

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