Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for October 12, 2001


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


The Register: Tables Turn on Bin Laden ‘Bank Crackers’ 11-Oct-01 05:18:41 ET

Story Highlights:“The hacking group which claims to hacked into a bank connected to Osama bin Laden in the Sudan has had its own Web site defaced…”

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“Yihat (Young Intelligent Hackers Against Terrorism) was re-christened Young IDIOTIC haxOrz and Terrorists after an attack on its kill.net Web site by infamous hacker Fluffy Bunny…”

Full Story on The Register


Computer User: Anti-Terror Hackers Claim Arab National Bank Breach 12-Oct-01 03:14:33 ET

Story Highlights:“Vigilante hackers apparently penetrated the security of a Saudi bank Wednesday, even as the hackers’ own Web site was defaced by a notorious computer prankster, Fluffi Bunni…”

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“In an effort to locate financial information about terrorists, a member of a group called Yihat claims to have breached the defenses of an Internet-connected server operated by Arab National Bank…”

Full Story on Computer User


Computer User: German TV Show Contends Bank Hack Assignment Not Wrong 12-Oct-01 03:14:34 ET

Story Highlights:“Members of the news team of a popular German high-tech TV show have openly admitted that they asked hackers to break into the computers of one of Germany’s largest banks…”

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“The hacking was reported on the Sept. 16 edition of Technical Adviser, and was a major embarrassment to Munich-based HypoVereinsbank, which loudly described the hacking as illegal…”

Full Story on Computer User


The Register: Web Server Attacks Doubled Over the Last Year 11-Oct-01 15:19:46 ET

Story Highlights:“Web server attacks have doubled over the course of the last year, despite increased spending on security. That’s the main conclusion of a survey of more than 2,500 organisations, sponsored by security firms TruSecure and Predictive Systems…”

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“Viruses, worms, Trojans and other malware infected 90 percent of the respondents to the survey, even though 88 percent of those companies already had antivirus protection in place…”

Full Story on The Register


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