Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for July 25, 2002

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

CNN: Hunt for bin Laden Goes Online 23-Jul-02 20:28:52 ET

Story Highlights:“U.S. intelligence agents searching for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden have followed the trail of the world’s most wanted man into cyberspace…”

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“Counterterrorism experts are monitoring a number of Web sites and computer servers they believe might contain recent messages from bin Laden…”

Full Story on CNN

The Register: MS Goes Security Patch Crazy 25-Jul-02 10:07:23 ET

Story Highlights:“A plethora of patches from Microsoft wings its way into our in-box this morning…”

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“There are bug fixes for Microsoft Metadirectory Services, SQL Server, Exchange 5.5 and a reissued patch for Media Player. To round things up there’s also a Cumulative Patch for SQL Server 2000…”

Full Story on The Register

MSNBC: Could Hollywood Hack Your PC? 24-Jul-02 15:07:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Congress is about to consider an entertainment industry proposal that would authorize copyright holders to disable PCs used for illicit file trading…”

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“Sponsored by Reps. Howard Berman, D-Calif., and Howard Coble, R-N.C., the measure would permit copyright holders to perform nearly unchecked electronic hacking if they have a ‘reasonable basis’ to believe that piracy is taking place…'”

Full Story on MSNBC

Ananova: US Business Fears Concerted Cyber Attack Next Year 25-Jul-02 13:36:45 ET

Story Highlights:“New research suggests most American businesses are expecting a major internet attack next year…”

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“The Business Software Alliance asked 600 IT professionals responsible for network security to assess the risk…”

Full Story on Ananova

Wired: Web Security May Hide Biz Secrets 24-Jul-02 14:55:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Bush administration officials called on Congress to relax open-government laws Wednesday to help fight computer crime, drawing a sharp response from a Democratic lawmaker who said the move would create a haven for corporate abuses…”

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“Computer security experts from the FBI and the Commerce Department told a House of Representatives subcommittee that the move was necessary to encourage private firms to share information about Internet-based attacks…”

Full Story on Wired

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