Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for October 29, 2002


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


CNN: Experts: Islamic Hackers Ready for Cyber War 29-Oct-02 10:09:42 ET

Story Highlights:“Pro-Islamic hackers are on the frontline of a potential new cyber war after the end of a ceasefire by ‘hacktivists’ and virus designers that followed the September 11 attacks on the United States…”

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“Pro-Islamic hackers are escalating attacks against countries backing the U.S. war on terror and its campaign against Iraq, while the ‘Bugbear’ worm and last week’s strike on the Internet backbone signal that cyber villains are again on the prowl…”

Full Story on CNN


MSNBC: Is a Larger Net Attack on the Way? 28-Oct-02 18:20:09 ET

Story Highlights:“The Internet was never really in danger of being knocked offline during last week’s coordinated attack on its infrastructure, most computer experts now agree…”

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“But the day is coming, some believe, when the Net will go dark for a day or so, shut down by an attacker. U.S. government officials are taking last week’s incident very seriously…”

Full Story on MSNBC


IDG.net: Staying Secure 28-Oct-02 10:08:47 ET

Story Highlights:“Getting corporations to talk about their security infrastructure — especially to the press — isn’t easy…”

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“But it is easy to understand why: Nothing says ‘Hack me’ more loudly than a public disclosure of the tools and procedures you use to keep yourself secure…”

Full Story on IDG.net


Wired: Wireless WarDrive: Wee Bit of Fun 29-Oct-02 02:00:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Finding a public restroom in Manhattan was the biggest challenge on Day 1 of the WorldWide WarDrive…”

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“Within a 40-block radius, the WarDrivers identified dozens of wide-open wireless networks. Among the spotted ‘private’ business and home networks were those appearing to belong to a bank, a police station, several law firms and department stores, and a financial services firm…”

Full Story on Wired


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