Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 8, 2002


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


ABCNews: ‘Roughing’ Up Hackers 08-Mar-02 08:03:02 ET

Story Highlights:“Stopping hackers from maliciously breaking into computer networks is often a game of cat and mouse…”

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“And it seems like the mice have been one step ahead of the cats lately…”

Full Story on ABCNews


ZDNET: MyLife Worm Tries to Delete Windows Files 08-Mar-02 08:00:01 ET

Story Highlights:“A worm posing as an old-fashioned photograph of a girl holding a flower is making the rounds on the Internet…”

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“If executed, the worm will attempt to mail copies of itself to everyone in the user’s address book and will attempt to delete critical Windows files…”

Full Story on ZDNET


ITWorld.com: Survey: Virus Problem Grows in 2001, Future 07-Mar-02 16:55:03 ET

Story Highlights:“Corporations were hit with a monthly average of 113 virus infections for every 1,000 computers they owned in 2001, according to the seventh annual survey of virus prevalence in the enterprise conducted by ICSA Labs…”

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“The survey took place over the course of twenty months from January 2000 to August 2001, and surveyed 300 companies which each had at least 500 PCs, two local area networks and two remote workers…”

Full Story on ITWorld.com


BBC: Hacking With a Pringles Tube 08-Mar-02 04:31:14 ET

Story Highlights:“Empty cans of Pringles crisps could be helping malicious hackers spot wireless networks that are open to attack…”

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“Security company i-sec has demonstrated that a directional antenna made with a Pringles can significantly improves the chances of finding the wireless computer networks being used in London’s financial district…”

Full Story on BBC


CNN: How to Save Your PC From Virus Attacks 06-Mar-02 08:35:26 ET

Story Highlights:“Last year, the number of reported security threats (including viruses) more than doubled…”

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“Now more than ever you need to stay on top of virus updates. Here are the facts about two of the thorniest new attacks…”

Full Story on CNN


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