Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for June 21, 2001

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

E-Commerce Times: ‘E’ Stands for Exposure 20-Jun-01 18:07:20 ET

Story Highlights:“Undaunted by consistent reports of hackers, consumer data being compromised online, and technological loopholes, my credit-card numbers are all over the Internet…”

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“But the more I shop on the Internet, the greater my chances are of having my consumer data exposed…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times

The Register: Kournikova Suspect to Stand Trial in September 20-Jun-01 18:29:46 ET

Story Highlights:“The alleged author of the infamous Anna Kournikova worm is to face prosecution, according to reports by a Dutch news service…”

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“OnTheFly will face charges of spreading information over a computer network with the intention of causing damage in a hearing set for September 12…”

Full Story on The Register

CNN: Study: Insiders Are Main Computer Security Threat 20-Jun-01 07:23:55 ET

Story Highlights:“Disgruntled insiders and accounts held by former employees are a greater computer security threat to U.S. companies than outside hackers…”

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“Authorized users are by far a company’s biggest security threat, according to the survey, which was conducted by market research firm Digital Research Inc. for security software developer Camelot…”

Full Story on CNN

Newsbytes: IT Worries Bug Australian Company Boards – Survey 21-Jun-01 04:24:06 ET

Story Highlights:“Just about two-thirds of business and decision makers in Australia say IT security is a subject discussed at board level but is a responsibility placed in the hands of the IT department…”

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“The main concern is virus attacks. But the dangers didn’t deter moves into e-commerce, even though more than half of respondents in a survey of business leaders said their companies had been blitzed by e-mail viruses…”

Full Story on Newsbytes

ZDNET UK: Solaris Bug Gives Hackers Free Rein 21-Jun-01 08:07:20 ET

Story Highlights:“Researchers have discovered a bug that could give hackers unlimited access to any machine running Sun’s Unix operating system…”

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“The bug, discovered by security consultancy ISS X-Force, affects a utility designed to give remote users access to a local printer…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

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