Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for July 17, 2001

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

ZDNET: Def Con Wears a White Hat Now 16-Jul-01 17:37:01 ET

Story Highlights:“Though black clothing still dominated and clusters of hackers exchanging information was still the norm, the crowd at this year’s Def Con was older and appeared to be far more professional…”

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“While the hacking counterculture was still in attendance, its members seemed in the minority at the gathering of 4,500-plus people…”

Full Story on ZDNET

[email protected] Week: Time To Hack For Human Rights 16-Jul-01 16:22:50 ET

Story Highlights:“Greg Walton, a freelance human rights researcher, spoke to hackers at the Def Con conference in support of the Hacktivismo project, an attempt to create an anonymous, private way of getting human rights information across the Internet while protecting the identities of those who report the abuses…”

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“‘We are talking about more constructive, more positive ways of dealing with human rights abuses…'”

Full Story on [email protected] Week

BBC: Benetton Hit by Industrial Espionage 16-Jul-01 11:57:58 ET

Story Highlights:“The Renault-owned Benetton Formula One team say industrial espionage has hampered their bid to once again become a leading force in the sport…”

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“Renault’s technical director Jean-Jacques His has revealed that the ‘theft’ by computer hackers of his team’s designs seriously affected their world championship hopes…”

Full Story on BBC

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