Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 19, 2001


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


Computer User: Hacking Vigilantes Deface WTC Victim’s Site 19-Sep-01 03:08:22 ET

Story Highlights:“Members of a hacking coalition retaliated for the terrorist attacks on America by defacing at least two Iranian Web sites since…”

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“According to a message left behind at the site by RaFa, the hacking group intends to target ‘every place that poses a possible threat to our safety and the safety of our friends and family all over the world. Our current targets are…'”

Full Story on Computer User


ABCNews: Virulent Nimda Computer Worm Hits Worldwide 19-Sep-01 05:02:57 ET

Story Highlights:“A damaging new computer worm was spreading like wildfire across the Internet on Tuesday,…”

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“On Sept. 12, a group of hackers calling itself ‘Dispatchers’ predicted they would step up hacking activities on Tuesday, the NIPC said. ‘Compared to Code Red, it may well be bigger simply because it can affect home users as well,’ said Graham…”

Full Story on ABCNews


London Evening Standard: Computer Alert Over Fastest-Ever Virus 19-Sep-01 04:03:28 ET

Story Highlights:“A new computer virus called Nimda threatens to infect systems around the world, the Home Office warned today. It looks set…”

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“The virus is described as ‘a mass mailing worm.’ It spreads by sending infected email via an attachment called readme.exe, using a back door exploited by the Code Red and Sadmind worms…”

Full Story on London Evening Standard


Computer User: German TV Hackers Crack Bank Server, Lawsuit Possible 19-Sep-01 03:08:17 ET

Story Highlights:“HypoVereinsbank, one of Germany’s largest banks, is considering legal action against a popular consumer high-tech TV show that hired hackers to…”

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“Technical Adviser hired a team of four hackers. He declined to say how much they were paid, but said it was ‘not much.’ The young hackers were more interested in gaining…”

Full Story on Computer User


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