Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for September 17, 2002


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


ABCNews: Slap Attack 17-Sep-02 10:09:59 ET

Story Highlights:“The so-called Linux.Slapper.Worm made its debut over the past weekend, exploiting a secure socket layer (SSL) vulnerability in Linux machines running the Apache Web server…”

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“The computer worm infected 3,500 machines as of last Friday…”

Full Story on ABCNews


Washington Post: Credit Card Scam Exposes Hole in E-Commerce Security 16-Sep-02 02:00:48 ET

Story Highlights:“A mysterious credit card scam involving more than 100,000 bogus Internet transactions has delivered another alarming reminder about online commerce’s security weaknesses…”

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“Although no money was actually transferred in the scheme, more than 60,000 of the illicit transactions received authorization codes during a con job exposed late last week…”

Full Story on Washington Post


ComputerWorld: Companies Get Another IM Security Option 16-Sep-02 09:17:06 ET

Story Highlights:” IMlogic Inc. today unveiled its latest product to help corporate IT managers gain control over instant messaging (IM) programs within their businesses…”

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“The Boston-based company announced an IM Manager application that will allow IT departments to archive, control and monitor IM communications at the server level…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld


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