Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 15, 2002

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

MSNBC: Microsoft, DOJ Fight Cybercrime 14-Mar-02 11:20:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, whose company has been at odds with the U.S. government over antitrust violations, said on Thursday his company was working closely with the Justice Department to fight cyber-crime…”

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“‘As we think about private and public partnerships, we have to say that this (partnership) is key,’ said Ballmer, as he outlined the dangers of cyber-crime to the European Policy Centre, a private think-tank…”

Full Story on MSNBC

The Register: Law-Enforcement DIRT Trojan Released 14-Mar-02 15:50:11 ET

Story Highlights:“Disgraced former policeman and convicted felon Frank Jones of Codex Data Systems has had his Web site hacked and his overpriced cop-spy Trojan, aptly named D.I.R.T., released to the public…”

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“One would hope that the security community will make use of the above .zip file, provided courtesy of Cryptome’s John Young, examine the product and publish a tool for making a Windows box DIRT-proof easily and effectively…”

Full Story on The Register

ComputerWorld: New E-mail Worm Can Select Native Language for Recipients 14-Mar-02 16:11:20 ET

Story Highlights:“In what is believed to be the first of its kind, a new nondestructive computer worm has been found that apparently can e-mail itself out in either English or Japanese, depending on the native language of the recipient…”

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“In an announcement today, antivirus software and security company Central Command Inc. in Medina, Ohio, said the multilingual Internet worm, called W32/Fbound.C, is spreading rapidly around the globe by infecting address books in Microsoft Outlook…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

PC World: Check Point, Novell Work To Secure PDAs 14-Mar-02 15:07:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Check Point Software Technologies is extending its virtual private network security tools to PDAs, with the launch of a version of its VPN-1 SecureClient for Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 and Handheld PC 2002 PDAs…”

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“The Check Point software package combines a personal firewall, secure remote access, and centralized management functions…”

Full Story on PC World

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