Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for June 24, 2002


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


MSNBC: Secret Service Eyes School Hackings 21-Jun-02 20:19:53 ET

Story Highlights:“A month ago, agents with the U.S. Secret Service notified Arizona State University officials that some of their computers may have been compromised…”

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“The Secret Service seized almost 20 hard drives from computers at the university and are currently analyzing them for clues as part of the investigation…”

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Ananova: Survey Betrays Britain’s Careless Passwords 24-Jun-02 14:18:51 ET

Story Highlights:“New research shows many Britons use computer passwords that leave them vulnerable to fraud…”

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“The Egg-commissioned survey suggests 42% use the easily-guessed names of their loved ones. More than half of the respondents admitted they never bother to change them unless they have to…”

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MSNBC: The Big Secret 23-Jun-02 20:06:38 ET

Story Highlights:“Here’s something that cries for a safeguard: the world of computer bits…”

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“An endless roster of security holes allows cyber-thieves to fill up their buffers with credit-card numbers and corporate secrets. Its easier to vandalize a Web site than to program a remote control…”

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