Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for June 28, 2002


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


ABCNews: Yaha-E Worm Lashes Out at Mideast 28-Jun-02 09:06:13 ET

Story Highlights:“The Yaha-E worm has wriggled its way to the No. 2 spot on the list of the most virulent computer viruses…”

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“And now it’s using those infected computers to attack the official website of the government of Pakistan…”

Full Story on ABCNews


The Register: GameSpy and KaZaA Infected by Viruses 28-Jun-02 07:00:34 ET

Story Highlights:“Nimda has found its way onto online gaming site GameSpy.com…”

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“In an email to users, GameSpy admitted that its GameSpy Arcade Installer had become infected with the Nimda-E virus. It has now replaced the infected file with a virus-free version of the installer…”

Full Story on The Register


Washington Post: White House Pushing Cybersecurity Insurance 27-Jun-02 13:35:08 ET

Story Highlights:“Companies in every sector of the U.S. economy may soon find it difficult to operate without cybersecurity insurance, an evolving form of coverage that the Bush administration hopes will be instrumental in steeling the nation’s information technology infrastructure against attack…”

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“White House officials laid the groundwork for a joint public-private sector working group to identify obstacles that may be preventing insurers from writing more cybersecurity policies…”

Full Story on Washington Post


MSNBC: Bank Crime Data Theft on the Rise 26-Jun-02 22:16:09 ET

Story Highlights:“Ski-mask wearing, gun-brandishing thieves dashing out of banks with cash-stuffed moneybags are good theater. But the truth is, bank robbers are a dying breed…”

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“Todays crooks now hide safely in another city, state, or halfway around the world while they commit their crimes. And often, its not even the banks money they want…”

Full Story on MSNBC


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