Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for June 27, 2001

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

ZDNET: DoS Attacks Cripple White House Web Site 27-Jun-01 03:53:08 ET

Story Highlights:“The hacker attempt on the address, which crashed the site, lasted from 11 a.m. until after 5 p.m. PDT Tuesday…”

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“The White House confirmed that the barrage of page requests created through the attack was ‘heavy enough to block most legitimate users…'”

Full Story on ZDNET

ZDNET UK: Hacker Tracking Site Falls Prey to ThePike 27-Jun-01 07:22:29 ET

Story Highlights:“A well-known Web site that tracks defacements on other sites by hackers such as PoizonB0x was itself defaced yesterday by a hacker going under the name of ThePike…”

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“The administrators of acknowledged their vulnerability to hackers: ‘Nothing is 100 percent secure,’ they said in a statement, ‘and today we managed to realise that our security wasn’t as good as we thought…'”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

ZDNET: Net Espionage Stirs Cold-War Tensions 27-Jun-01 03:53:08 ET

Story Highlights:“Fears of Cold War tensions are finding new life in cyberspace, as the threat of Internet espionage shifts the nuclear-age doctrine of ‘mutually assured destruction’ to that of mutually assured disruption…”

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“In one long-running operation, the subject of a U.S. spy investigation dubbed ‘Storm Cloud,’ hackers traced back to Russia were found to have been quietly downloading millions of pages of sensitive data, including one colonel’s entire e-mail inbox…”

Full Story on ZDNET

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