Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 6, 2003

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

PCWorld: Security Threats To Beware of in 2003 03-Jan-03 20:11:12 ET

Story Highlights:“The New Year is often a time to make a new start…”

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“Unfortunately, that includes viruses, worms, adware, spyware, and all the threats that pose a risk to your PC. In 2003, you have plenty to worry about, and experts warn, those threats aren’t always what you expect…”

Full Story on PCWorld

ComputerWorld: Cyberthreats Not To Be Dismissed, Warns Clarke 03-Jan-03 11:12:07 ET

Story Highlights:“The U.S. has ignored warning signs before: two attempts by al-Qaeda in 1994 to use airplanes as weapons, as well as public statements in 2000 about terrorists being trained as pilots…”

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“Now Richard Clarke, chairman of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, is trying to prevent new warning signs from being ignored — signs that al-Qaeda’s brand of terrorism has a growing cyber element and that the nation’s economy is at risk…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

The Register: NTL in Alleged Hack Probe 06-Jan-03 15:23:40 ET

Story Highlights:“NTL has launched an internal investigation following allegations that a Web site critical of the company was hacked by someone from within the cableco…”

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“The alleged incident, which took place on New Year’s Eve, resulted in subscribers of receiving an email containing the phrase ‘ is’ repeated almost 300 times…”

Full Story on The Register

BBC: Online Child Safety Drive Launched 03-Jan-03 13:25:15 ET

Story Highlights:“A 1m advertising campaign warning of the dangers of internet paedophiles is being launched by the government…”

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“The television, radio and website messages, being broadcast throughout January, aim to make parents and youngsters aware of how to surf the web safely…”

Full Story on BBC

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