Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for May 3, 2001


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


Ananova: Germany Wants Big Business to Help Win Hacker War 03-May-01 05:12:36 ET

Story Highlights:“The German Government is to seek the help of the private sector in its bid to improve security on the web….”

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“They say urgent measures are needed to counter the increasing threat posed by international hackers to state and corporate data…”

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Computer User: $1 Million Hacker Dare Planned to Promote Internet Security Device 03-May-01 03:09:11 ET

Story Highlights:“A year-old security technology company from Canada is so sure its products can protect PCs from Net-connected hackers that it is planning a million-dollar challenge to prove it…”

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“Vikash Sami, founder and CEO of Burnaby, B.C.-based Saafnet International Inc., said he is certain that hackers with malicious intent will not be able to use the Internet to break into computers protected by its AlphaShield devices…”

Full Story on Computer User


MSNBC: Exploding Hacktivism 02-May-01 21:54:01 ET

Story Highlights:“The recent blast of media hype warning of a massive May Day digital attack is drawn from the dicey politics and twisted syntax of strained U.S.-Chinese relations…”

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“Even the FBI bought the hype, issuing a dire warning to businesses to be on high alert for an increase of Web site attacks…”

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The Age: Global Cyberwar Breaks Out Between US and China 02-May-01 19:59:18 ET

Story Highlights:“US and Chinese computer security experts braced for an anticipated escalation in the virtual battle that has now drawn in hackers from several other nations…”

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“‘Tomorrow will be the big day,’ said Chinese hacker Jia En Zhu in a telephone interview today…”

Full Story on The Age


Computer User: Experts Yawn Over U.S.-China Hacker War 03-May-01 03:09:20 ET

Story Highlights:“Reports of a feverish exchange of attacks between Chinese and U.S. hackers have been largely overblown, security experts said Tuesday…”

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“Several commercial security groups Monday warned that a ring of Chinese hacker groups had launched a highly coordinated volley of attacks on U.S. government and commercial Web sites…”

Full Story on Computer User


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