Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for May 29, 2001

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

Computer User: Cyber-Security Help Wanted 28-May-01 12:08:27 ET

Story Highlights:“The administration’s top security coordinator Richard Clarke once warned that the United States could face an ‘electronic Pearl Harbor’ if the nation’s electronic defenses were not strengthened…”

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“The increasing sophistication of electronic attackers, coupled with growing U.S. reliance on Web-based systems has created a very dangerous environment…”

Full Story on Computer User

Ananova: Massive Rise in Political Hack Attacks Against Japan 29-May-01 06:14:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Japan has seen a massive rise in website attacks by politically motivated hackers…”

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“According to cyber watchdogs Everyday People, the first five months of 2001 have already seen around 650 website defacements…”

Full Story on Ananova

Newsbytes: Latest E-Mail Worm Digs For Suspected Kiddie Porn 25-May-01 03:27:37 ET

Story Highlights:“Another self-replicating computer worm has been released by hopeful hackers bent on cleaning up the Internet automatically…”

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“Just a week, after the so-called ‘Cheese worm’ was spotted attempting to repair well-known security holes on servers running the open-source Linux operating system, virus experts say they are receiving reports of…”

Full Story on Newsbytes

ZDNET: Insurer: Windows NT a High Risk 28-May-01 02:45:15 ET

Story Highlights:“J.S. Wurzler Underwriting Managers, one of the first companies to offer hacker insurance, has begun charging its clients 5 percent to 15 percent more if they use Microsoft’s Windows NT software in their Internet operations…”

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“Although several larger insurers said they won’t increase their NT-related premiums, Wurzler’s announcement indicates growing frustration with the ongoing discoveries of vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s products…”

Full Story on ZDNET

ZDNET UK: Hotlines Unite for a EC Crackdown on Cybercrime 28-May-01 06:28:14 ET

Story Highlights:“The Inhope Association will be launching a new Web site next Wednesday designed to encourage a global crackdown on Internet child pornography…”

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“The Web site, developed by the Association of Internet Hotline Providers in Europe, will coordinate country-specific hotlines for reporting child pornography and racism on the Net…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

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