Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for July 1, 2002


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


PCWorld.com: Who’s Protecting Cyberspace? 28-Jun-02 22:01:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Protecting the nation’s cybersecurity is becoming a federal priority, as experts warn that cyberterrorists could target not only networks, but also many services and infrastructure operations controlled by computers…”

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“The Homeland Security Act is President Bush’s solution, but as the plan makes its way through Congress, government officials are raising concerns and suggesting additional precautions…”

Full Story on PCWorld.com


Ananova: Computer Bugs ‘Mirror Human Viruses’ 30-Jun-02 19:16:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer viruses mirror their human equivalents in the way they behave, are structured and even in the threat they pose…”

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“Following a year-long investigation, experts in medicine and technology believe they have discovered parallels between the two viruses which could help in the fight against them…”

Full Story on Ananova


ComputerWorld: Worm Exploits Apache Vulnerability on FreeBSD 01-JuL-02 09:51:49 ET

Story Highlights:“A worm that can compromise systems running the Apache Web server on the FreeBSD operating system is crawling the Internet, but its spread and impact are limited…”

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“The worm takes advantage of a known security hole in Apache Web servers by scanning the Internet and installing a backdoor application when it finds a vulnerable Web server…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld


InternetWeek: ISS Takes Measure Of Internet Security Risks 28-Jun-02 13:10:28 ET

Story Highlights:“Security vendor Internet Security Systems on Friday released its quarterly report on cyberattack trends, an intriguing look into potential enterprise vulnerabilities…”

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“ISS bases the survey, called the Internet Risk Impact Summary Report, on attacks on information gathered by its X-Force security research organization…”

Full Story on InternetWeek


MSNBC: Ex-hacker Mitnick Writing Book 30-Jun-02 18:06:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Barred by the terms of his probation from messing with computers, ex-convict hacker Kevin Mitnick has turned to writing about them, baring the tricks of his former trade in a forthcoming book…”

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“An advance copy of the book, ‘The Art of Deception,’ describes more than a dozen scenarios where tricksters dupe computer network administrators into divulging passwords, encryption keys and other coveted security details. But its all fiction. Or so says Mitnick…”

Full Story on MSNBC


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