Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for May 16, 2002

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

MSNBC: Microsoft Releases Monster IE Patch 15-May-02 18:39:21 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft urged Windows users to download a fix for Internet Explorer on Wednesday, following the companys announcement that six new flaws had been found in its Web browser…”

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“The software giant called three of the flaws critical, but only one of them a cross-site scripting error that affects only Internet Explorer 6.0 would allow an attacker or a worm to run a program on the victims computer…”

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The Register: Outlook Worm Markets Porn Site Via Your Sig 16-May-02 08:56.37 ET

Story Highlights:“A malicious Javascript worm adds a link to a porn site on emails coming from infected users’ machines…”

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“JS.Fortnight drops a file on a victim’s Windows PC which is then inserted into the default signature for Outlook Express…”

Full Story on The Register Feds Out-Hack Russian Hackers 14-May-02 24:51:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Even for the FBI, it was an audacious sting…”

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“With the help of some new computer spying software, FBI agents were able to out-hack a pair of Russian hackers who had stolen thousands of credit card numbers and broken into Web sites like Pay Pal, the leading online bill payer, and online auctioneer eBay…”

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