Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for November 5, 2001

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

ABCNews: California Appeals Court Upholds DVD Hacker Software on Internet as Free Speech 02-Nov-01 11:55:24 ET

Story Highlights:“Using the Internet to publish software code used for decrypting and copying digital movies is protected by the First Amendment as an expression free speech…”

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“The state’s 6th Appellate District in San Jose found Thursday that Andrew Bunner’s publishing of links to a software program called DeCSS on his Web site represented ‘pure speech’ protected under the First Amendment…”

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ABCNews: Nimda Strikes Again 02-Nov-01 11:55:42 ET

Story Highlights:“Nimda.E, a modified version of the infectious Nimda worm that was spawned in September, has reared its head…”

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“Symantec Antivirus Research Center has upgraded Nimda.E’s threat rating to a 3 (on a scale of 1 to 5). Nimda.E also has topped TrendMicro’s list of…”

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Sydney Morning Herald: Young Warriors of the Web Hack Away at the Enemy’s Financial Roots 02-Nov-01 11:53:06 ET

Story Highlights:“‘What I am doing here is very risky,’ explains 27-year-old German computer hacker-turned-businessman Kim Schmitz. ‘I’m not only risking my freedom, but also my life…'”

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“Mr. Schmitz is speaking about his posting of a $US10 million ($19.6 million) reward for information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden, and the perceived reaction to…”

Full Story on Sydney Morning Herald

The Register: Junk Mail Costs Lives 02-Nov-01 12:27:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Spam costs UK businesses an estimated 470 per employee per year according to a email security firm MessageLabs…”

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“A survey of 200 UK customers shows that 28 per cent of all email is currently described as ‘useless’ by employees because it either contains a virus, a pornographic image or…”

Full Story on The Register

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