Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 18, 2001


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


ZDNET UK: Hackers Split Over Vigilante Strikes 18-Sep-01 07:37:20 ET

Story Highlights:“Groups of online vandals and hackers are split over how to respond to this week’s terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, with some Internet vigilantes calling for an assault on perceived terrorist sites and others pleading for calm…”

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“More than 60 self-styled ‘computer security enthusiasts’ have banded together to strike out against Palestinian and Afghani sites…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


Computer User: Analyst: Cyberattacks Are Next Wave 18-Sep-01 03:08:23 ET

Story Highlights:“A wave of cyberattacks against government and business systems is likely once the military response begins against last Tuesday’s terrorist attacks, a former National Security Agency analyst said…”

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“John Pescatore, now research director of Internet security for Gartner Inc. of Stamford, Conn., said, ‘I think it will be the next step. First the [U.S.] military response and then a wave of cyberincidents, some by the usual hackers, and then politically motivated hacking…'”

Full Story on Computer User


PCWEEK: No Cyberattacks Yet, But They’re Coming 17-Sep-01 16:06:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Security experts expect a tidal wave of hacker activity once the U.S. military retaliates for last week’s terrorism, although cyberattacks weren’t launched right after the disaster…”

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“But security experts said hackers of all ideological bents will soon storm the Net, defacing Web sites or launching denial-of-service attacks to cut them down, as they have in the past after politically charged events…”

Full Story on PCWEEK


The Register: DDos Attack Knocks Out Alldas.de – For Good? 18-Sep-01 07:44:14 ET

Story Highlights:“Alldas.de, the well known defacement archive, is once again looking for a home after a deal to move from its ISP fell through in the wake of a debilitating hack attack…”

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“Three weeks ago, Alldas was subjected to a week-long distributed denial of service attack which knocked the site – and its ISP Kvalito – offline…”

Full Story on The Register


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