A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.
ABCNews: Scouring Cyberspace 12-Sep-01 08:38:17 ET
Story Highlights:“AOL and Earthlink, two of the nation’s major Internet Service Providers, have been served with a ‘surveillance order’ by the FBI…”
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“Spokesmen for both companies say they ‘are cooperating fully with authorities’ but stopped short of describing just what kind of information the law enforcement agency hoped to glean…”
The Register: Mafiaboy Given Eight Months 12-Sep-01 10:22:05 ET
Story Highlights:“Teenage hacker Mafiaboy has been sentenced to eight months in a youth detention centre…”
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“Mafiaboy – who can’t be named for legal reasons – pleaded guilty to 56 charges of ‘mischief to data’…”
ComputerUser: 430,000 Microsoft Servers Vulnerable to Attack–Survey 12-Sep-01 07:59:05 ET
Story Highlights:“More than 400,000 sites running Microsoft’s Web server software today can be remotely controlled by attackers…”
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“A scan conducted in August by Netcraft, an Internet analysis and security company, found that 430,285 sites running Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) have a ‘back door’ program installed that allows anyone on the Internet to execute system-level commands on the server…”
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