Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for May 15, 2002


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


TechWeb: White-Hat Hackers: Pros or Cons? 15-May-02 08:19:31 ET

Story Highlights:“White-hat hackers like to call themselves the good guys in the fight to secure networks and Web sites…”

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“Unlike black hats or crackers, theyre not looking to slap porn on Web pages or bring sites crashing down. They just want to help: By finding the holes and publicly announcing their discoveries, they say, they teach their enterprise victims what they need to know…”

Full Story on TechWeb


ComputerWorld: Securing the Center 13-May-02 22:16:47 ET

Story Highlights:“Heightened concerns about cyberterrorism and the increasing need to open internal networks to outside access are pushing corporations to bolster data center security…”

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“The goal is to add multiple layers of protection and redundancy around the data center infrastructure and software while still maintaining the levels of service demanded by the business…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld


ZDNET: Can We Really Stop Script Kiddies? 15-May-02 05:00:58 ET

Story Highlights:“Young virus writers and script kiddies troll the Internet every day. Most are not malicious, just bored….”

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“Like street gangs, they have created a way to tag the Internet (viral code), have invented their own form of graffiti (Web site defacements), and have even fought gang wars online (using thousands of remote PCs controlled by IRC bots)…”

Full Story on ZDNET


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