Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for May 7, 2001

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

ABCNews: Hack Attack Threat? 06-May-01 19:40:39 ET

Story Highlights:“The White House Web site is back on line after hackers slowed it down for hours Friday. Odds are that such an attack is going to happen again…”

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“Department of Energy investigators recently demonstrated to Congress just how easy it is to hack into a supposedly secure government computer. It took them less than 15 minutes…”

Full Story on ABCNews

InfoWorld: Investigators Seek Clues on White House DoS Attack 07-May-01 10:42:40 ET

Story Highlights:“White House officials are still unsure who is responsible for a denial-of-service (DoS) attack Friday on the U.S. presidential Web site…”

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“The attack caused ‘some degradation’ of service beginning at about 8:00 a.m. EDT, and blocked access entirely between about 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m…”

Full Story on InfoWorld

MSNBC: Pentagon Computers Under Assault 07-May-01 01:37:56 ET

Story Highlights:“The NSA consultant, James Adams, says U.S. diplomats lodged a formal protest with the Russian government last year after investigators determined that the cyber attacks, which they code-named ‘Moonlight Maze,’ appear to have originated from seven Russian Internet addresses…”

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“But Russian officials replied that the telephone numbers associated with the sites were inactive and denied any prior knowledge of the attacks…”

Full Story on MSNBC

ZDNET: It Bites: ‘Love Bug’ Strain Still Potent 07-May-01 07:38:51 ET

Story Highlights:“It took only six hours to spread worldwide, cost companies billions of dollars, and could have been stopped by a simple mail filter…”

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“Yet today, many people would still fall prey to Internet viruses and worms similar to the ‘Love Bug,’ security experts said…”

Full Story on ZDNET

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