Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for October 2, 2001


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


The Register: We’ve Cracked into bin Laden’s Bank – UK Hackers 01-Oct-01 19:28:03 ET

Story Highlights:“A group of British hackers has claimed to have broken into the systems of banks in the Sudan, and extracted information on accounts related to Osama’s bin Laden terrorist network…”

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“Young Intelligent Hackers Against Terror (Yihat) claims to have obtained data on accounts held by members of Al Qaeda, including bin Laden, held at the AlShamal Islamic Bank…”

Full Story on The Register


Computer User: Vote Worm Resurfaces as Anti_TeRRoRisM.exe 01-Oct-01 18:12:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Several antivirus software vendors issued warnings about a rework of the Vote virus that appeared earlier last week, but early indications are that the new version — known as Vote.B or the Anti_TeRRoRisM.exe worm — is spreading on a limited scale…”

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“The Vote virus – Win32.Vote.A@mm – which appeared on Monday, is a destructive mass-mailer written in visual basic…”

Full Story on Computer User


CNN: FBI, Industry Team on Computer Security 01-Oct-01 18:22:30 ET

Story Highlights:“The FBI is teaming with the computer industry to help American companies and regular Internet users prevent the 20 worst computer threats — from the ‘Code Red’ worm to the ‘Melissa’ virus…”

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“The FBI also announced Monday it’s putting computer security tips for home users on the National Infrastructure Protection Center’s Web site with the intention of making it a one-stop shop for home users confused by most security terms…”

Full Story on CNN


Computer User: Security Firm Warns of Bogus Nimda ‘Fix’ 02-Oct-01 03:11:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer security company SecurityFocus is telling network administrators that it has nothing to do with an e-mail and file attachment that claims to be a fix for the recent Nimda worm…”

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“Instead, the attachment could be a Trojan program designed to do damage to the systems of anyone who runs the software…”

Full Story on Computer User


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