A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.
Computer User: FBI Warns E-Commerce Sites of Insecure Partners 09-Oct-01 03:29:03 ET
Story Highlights:“The FBI’s computer security center said hackers continue to target e-commerce sites, and third-party service providers are the weak link…”
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“The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) issued an advisory Friday warning that computer criminals are specifically targeting ‘several third-party service providers’ that employ weak security practices…”
Computer User: Court: German TV Must Return Hacked Bank Account Info 09-Oct-01 03:20:27 ET
Story Highlights:“HypoVereinsbank, one of Germany’s largest banks, has won a court order forcing a popular consumer high-tech TV show to hand over customer account information that hackers were able to download from the bank’s computers…”
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“The exploits of the hackers were profiled in September on Technical Adviser, a TV show produced by ARD, one of Germany’s two public TV networks…”
Fairfax I.T.: CERT Warns Excel, PowerPoint Users to Take Care 08-Oct-01 11:25:24 ET
Story Highlights:“United States-based network security watchdog CERT has issued an advisory overnight warning of more macro vulnerabilities that leave Microsoft systems open to attack…”
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“‘An intruder can include a specially crafted macro in a Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint document that can avoid detection and run automatically regardless of the security settings specified by the user,’ the advisory from CERT reads…”
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