Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for September 26, 2002

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

InformationWeek: Cyberattacks Reach All-Time High 25-Sep-02 20:17:10 ET

Story Highlights:“Cyberattacks have reached an all-time high this month, digital risk-management company mi2g Ltd. says…”

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“The company, which has tracked attacks since 1995, says it has spotted 9,011 overt digital attacks so far this month, a sharp increase from the 5,830 attacks spotted in August and 4,094 in July…”

Full Story on InformationWeek

The Register: At Least 100 Countries Building Cyber Weapons – Expert 24-Sep-02 08:10:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Cyberterrorism hyping has reached new heights — according to a report in the Melbourne Herald Sun, at least…”

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“The Herald quotes expert Matthew Devost, speaking at a meeting at the US consulate there recently, as claiming the CIA believes at least 100 countries are investigating waging war by computer, or cyberterror…”

Full Story on The Register

The Register: Slapper Brought Under Control as Variants Appear 24-Sep-02 18:19:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Two fresh variants of the Slapper worm, which spreads through Linux machines by exploiting a well-known flaw in OpenSLL libraries, have been sighted this week…”

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“Slapper.B (or Cinik) differs from the original worm in using port 1978, instead of port 2002, to control infect machines…”

Full Story on The Register

ScienceDaily: Proposed Computer Defense System Could Protect Networks from Becoming Launch Pads for Crippling Internet Attacks 24-Sep-02 21:09:42 ET

Story Highlights:“UCLA computer scientists are developing a new tool that could prevent network operators from becoming unwitting hosts for a particularly harmful Internet-based threat: the distributed denial of service attack…”

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“Distributed denial of service attacks — or DDoS — have interrupted service on Web sites like Yahoo, eBay, CNN and Amazon, and university campus networks nationwide have been shut down by them…”

Full Story on ScienceDaily

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