Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for May 23, 2001


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


Ananova: Website Ends Internet Vandalism Record Service 23-May-01 04:42:22 ET

Story Highlights:“A website that has catalogued incidents of online vandalism since 1995 is to stop updating its records…”

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“Volunteers at Attrition.org say what started as a hobby has turned into ‘a thankless chore…'”

Full Story on Ananova


The Register: Whitehat ‘Max Vision’ Gets 18 Months 23-May-01 07:38:17 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer security researcher and former FBI informant Max Butler, aka ‘Max Vision,’ was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for launching an Internet worm…”

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“In handing down the sentence, federal judge James Ware rejected defense attorney Jennifer Granick’s argument that the Air Force, and other victims of the worm, improperly calculated their financial losses from the hack…”

Full Story on The Register


The Register: CMG Builds Anti ‘Wireless Virus’ Alliance 23-May-01 08:00:41 ET

Story Highlights:“CMG has signed up with filtering company Brightmail to build spam and virus filtering software into its wireless systems…”

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“In much the same way as e-mail has attracted numerous damaging or irritating proponents, the forthcoming boom in wireless communications is expected to produce its own variants…”

Full Story on The Register


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