Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for May 14, 2001


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

Newsbytes: ‘Conspiracy’ Eyed In Philippines Landmark Digital Theft Case 11-May-01 16:56:13 ET

Story Highlights:“A ‘well-hatched conspiracy’ involving former employees of an international business school and ‘certain personalities from the academic community,’ is allegedly behind the country’s first case of digital theft…”

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“The criminal case filed with the Anti-Fraud and Computer Crimes Division of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) accuses ex-employees of the local branch of Thames International Business School to have hacked into the school’s computer system and…”

Full Story on Newsbytes



Computer User: Attack on U.S. State Department Shuts Down Internal Servers 14-May-01 03:08:56 ET

Story Highlights:“Cyber-vandals broke into and compromised a handful of internal Internet servers belonging to the State Department’s Office of International Information Programs (IIP) early last week…”

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“The attack, which began last Tuesday, did not affect the State Department’s main Web site and struck only unclassified file servers within IIP…”

Full Story on Computer User


Ananova: Chinese Hackers Hit Cheggers’ Website 14-May-01 04:42:22 ET

Story Highlights:“Hackers have sabotaged Keith Chegwin’s website and left obscene messages…”

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“The presenter, who has been fronting his own Internet programmes live from his bedroom, has been hit twice before by what is thought to be a group of Chinese computer hackers…”

Full Story on Ananova


Newsbytes: ‘Homepage’ Worm Still In The Wild, But Slowing 11-May-01 16:55:45 ET

Story Highlights:“The Visual Basic Script (VBS) worm known as ‘Homepage’ has spread around the world in the last 48 hours, but damage seems to be minimal at this time…”

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“According to several anti-virus companies, including McAfee, Symantec and Trend Micro, the worm has been identified and can be thwarted by commercial virus-protection programs…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


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