Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for October 4, 2002

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

MSNBC: Xbox-Hacking Chipmaker Zapped 03-Oct-02 13:10:21 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft appears to have shut down one of the world’s largest distributors of ‘mod chips’ — gray-market add-ons that allow Microsoft’s Xbox and other video game consoles to play pirated games…”

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“A representative in Microsoft’s Australian subsidiary confirmed that the company has taken legal action against Hong Kong-based Lik Sang…”

Full Story on MSNBC

CNN: Busboy: I Stole IDs of Rich Via Web 04-Oct-02 10:14:11 ET

Story Highlights:“A restaurant busboy pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing the identities of more than 200 wealthy American celebrities and executives in a bid to loot their bank accounts…”

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“But he told the court he acted out of a sick compulsion, not greed…”

Full Story on CNN

The Register: Apache Fixes Scripting Flaw 04-Oct-02 06:28:20 ET

Story Highlights:“Apache is vulnerable to a number of cross-site scripting attacks…”

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“According to a posting to BugTraq this week, the popular Web server platform is vulnerable due to ‘SSI error pages of the Web server not being properly sanitised of malicious HTML code…'”

Full Story on The Register

Wired: Hackware Author Arrested – Maybe 04-Oct-02 07:10:11 ET

Story Highlights:“When Scotland Yard jubilantly announced the arrest of a London-based malware author nicknamed Torner last month, most Internet users probably drew a blank…”

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“But to Teresa Hall and a group of other system administrators and Internet users, Torner was public enemy No. 1…”

Full Story on Wired

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