Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 24, 2001


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


Linux Journal: Nimda, Other Worms and Life on the Internet 21-Sep-01 18:58:30 ET

Story Highlights:“It’s day three of the Nimda worm as I write this. My personal web server is getting multiple worm hits per second — a lot of traffic for a machine that usually gets only a few hundred hits per day…”

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“It would be nice to say Microsoft is wholly to blame for this, but doing so would be like saying George Bush is wholly to blame for all the problems in the world…”

Full Story on Linux Journal


ABCNews: Microsoft Denies Nimda Hit 21-Sep-01 21:05:40 ET

Story Highlights:“Security message boards were flooded Wednesday with claims that Microsoft’s FrontPage website was infected and spreading the worm, suggesting the software giant had failed to patch at least one of its critical servers…”

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“However, Christopher Budd, a spokesman for Microsoft’s security response center, said the company’s servers had not been infected — nor had they infected any customers…”

Full Story on ABCNews


ZDNET UK: Council of Europe Approves Cybercrime Treaty 24-Sep-01 07:22:04 ET

Story Highlights:“The Council of Europe Ministers’ Deputies has approved the first international convention on cybercrime, which will set a common criminal policy on the misuse of computer networks and electronic information for terrorist or illegal activity…”

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“The draft will be presented to a meeting of foreign affairs ministers in Strasbourg on 8 November, with the so-called ‘opening for signature’ by member states taking place at an international conference in Budapest at the end of November…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


Seattle Times: Mac Users Aren’t Immune to Viruses 24-Sep-01 02:47:04 ET

Story Highlights:“The Mac is enjoying the longest stretch in its history without a serious form of attack against its innards, but it’s not time to let down our guard…”

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“In fact, Macs remain susceptible to Microsoft Office macro viruses, network attacks and snoopers who want to intercept data…”

Full Story on Seattle Times


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