Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 24, 2003


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


Washington Post: Mission: Find Intruders Instantly 23-Jan-03 20:18:16 ET

Story Highlights:“An insider at a New York software company allegedly sold consumer credit reports to identity thieves for about $30 each. An unemployed British computer administrator is fighting extradition to face federal charges in Virginia and New Jersey that he hacked into 92 U.S. military and government networks…”

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“Those and other recent data intrusions have given rise to profiling technology intended to prevent online break-ins as they happen…”

Full Story on Washington Post


BBC: Fraudsters Turn to the Net 23-Jan-03 15:59:38 ET

Story Highlights:“Fraudsters are increasingly using the internet — instead of mail and telephone — to carry out their cons…”

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“Identity theft — where fraudsters run up credit card bills in someone else’s name — remains most common consumer fraud…”

Full Story on BBC


MSNBC: A $55,000 Net Scam Warning 23-Jan-03 16:28:31 ET

Story Highlights:“He’s a veteran Internet user, and an accomplished dentist. He has a friend in the FBI, and they have discussed Internet crime. Bruce Lachot is not your typical Net scam victim…”

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“But in November, just after the birth of his third child, Lachot decided his family needed a larger car. He was tempted by a great deal on a new BMW M5, and optimistically wired money to the German seller…”

Full Story on MSNBC


The Register: NTL Sacks ‘Hacker’ for ‘Gross Misconduct’ 24-Jan-03 11:46:21 ET

Story Highlights:“NTL has sacked one of its employees for ‘gross misconduct’ after he hacked into the independent customer forum ntlhell.co.uk…”

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“The hack — which included sending the members of ntlhell.co.uk a derogatory email — took place on New Year’s Eve…”

Full Story on The Register


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