Cybercrime

Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 26, 2001


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


ABCNews: Attacks-Hacking 26-Sep-01 10:39:18 ET

Story Highlights:“A new type of public service announcement featuring one of the Internet’s founding fathers is targeting hackers who might consider cyber-retaliation for the Sept. 11 attacks their patriotic duty…”

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“Although disruption has so far been slight, the FBI is concerned that a surge of hacking attacks and viruses could seriously degrade Internet performance…”

Full Story on ABCNews


Computer User: Tool Hunts Vulnerable Servers as Nimda Clock Ticks 26-Sep-01 03:08:24 ET

Story Highlights:“With just days remaining until the Nimda worm re-awakens, security software firm Eeye Digital Security has released a free tool for identifying servers vulnerable to the virulent code…”

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“According to the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), personal computers infected with Nimda repeat the process of mass-mailing infected messages every ten days…”

Full Story on Computer User


Computer User: ‘Happy Hacker’ Drops a Bomb on Security Experts 25-Sep-01 19:41:37 ET

Story Highlights:“On Wednesday, the 5,000-strong subscribers to a popular security list known as Vuln-Dev received what may have appeared a rare treat: a message to the list containing source code to a program that gave the user full control of a remote Unix system…”

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“But as some Vuln-Dev readers, many of whom are system administrators for businesses, painfully learned, the program was a Trojan horse, and if compiled and run, could delete most of the files on the user’s computer…”

Full Story on Computer User


The Register: Corporate Portals – the Security Risks 25-Sep-01 23:20:14 ET

Story Highlights:“Corporate portals, heavily touted by numerous vendors as a way to open up business processes on the Web, could also make life easier for hackers…”

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“When companies extend their business processes to partners through portals, the potential for security breaches increases because a system is only as secure as its weakest link…”

Full Story on The Register


The Register: Internet Will Become ‘Unusable’ By 2008 25-Sep-01 23:35:26 ET

Story Highlights:“The Internet ‘could become unusable as a means of communication’ if something is not done about email viruses, security firm MessageLabs warns…”

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“The company which scans the email of corporate clients for viruses, predicts that one in ten emails transmitted via the Internet will contain a virus by 2008, and as many as one in two by 2013…”

Full Story on The Register


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