Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for May 13, 2002


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


MSNBC: Outage Dumps Microsoft MSN Users 12-May-02 15:45:36 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft on Sunday afternoon restored its MSN Web sites and services that had been inaccessible most of the morning…”

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“Sunday’s outage follows a string of gaffes or security glitches that have called Microsoft’s .Net Web services strategy into question…”

Full Story on MSNBC


Computer User: Army Layers Security Blankets To Guard Networks 12-May-02 00:01:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Shortly after a military surveillance plane collided with a Chinese fighter last April, a two-week ‘cyberwar’ began, and U.S. Army Web sites took numerous hits…”

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“Since last spring, the Army has taken a serious look at how its networks are secured, according to senior officials…”

Full Story on Computer User


ZDNET UK: Chat ‘Bots’ May Be Hacker Tool 13-May-02 05:16:49 ET

Story Highlights:“An international network monitoring group has alerted corporate Australia to a growing file-sharing racket that uses Internet Relay Chat ‘robots’ to compromise networks…”

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“That, and the recent release of exploit code for certain Microsoft IIS Web server vulnerabilities, means the hacker community has all the tools necessary to launch a massive attack…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


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