Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for May 8, 2001

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

The Register: US Airman Charged in Korean Hacking Blitz 08-May-01 11:20:31 ET

Story Highlights:“A US Air Force airman has been charged with using his time in Korea to hack into a string of high profile web sites…”

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“The man, known only as ‘R,’ was arrested by police at his girlfriend’s house while allegedly in the act of hacking another web site…”

Full Story on The Register

Info World: Denial of Service Warning Put Out by FBI Cybercrime Agency 07-May-01 19:28:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Web site administrators are being advised by the FBI’s cybercrime division to be extra vigilant for evidence of DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks…”

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“In an advisory issued this weekend by the FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), the agency said it has received information about ‘ongoing attempts to disrupt Web access to several sites…'”

Full Story on Info World

Computer User: Hackers Step Up Denial-of-Service Attacks 08-May-01 03:09:04 ET

Story Highlights:Hackers have stepped up attempts to crash Web sites using distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks — assaults that can disrupt access to or cripple targeted Web sites by flooding them with excess traffic…”

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“In an alert posted over the weekend, the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) — the FBI’s cyber-crime division — said it has witnessed ongoing attempts to conduct DDoS attacks using large user datagram protocol (UDP) packets directed at port 80…”

Full Story on Computer User

Computer User: Chinese Hackers Protest India’s Missile-Defense Support 08-May-01 03:08:53 ET

Story Highlights:“Apparently retaliating against India’s support of the U.S. national missile defense plans, Chinese hackers are believed to be responsible for defacing a Web site belonging to India’s CMC Ltd., a state-owned software company…”

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“CMC said the hackers did not cause serious damage and were not able to access any company secrets…”

Full Story on Computer User

Info World: CERT Warns of Worm That Infects Solaris Servers 08-May-01 11:57:36 ET

Story Highlights:“A new internet worm that can infect Web servers running Sun Microsystems’ Solaris operating system and Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) has been discovered…”

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“The worm first attacks the Solaris server and then sets it up to attack the systems running IIS, the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) said Tuesday…”

Full Story on Info World

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