Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 5, 2001


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


Ha’aretz: 3 Blind Brothers Convicted of Phone Fraud 05-Sep-01 06:37:33 ET

Story Highlights:“Three brothers, blind from birth, were convicted yesterday of using telephone networks, voice imitations and their talents as computer hackers to…”

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“The judge noted the three brothers developed skills based on their extremely acute sense of hearing and perfect tone, to become what the jargon calls ‘phrackers’ – phone hackers – able to get into any telephone network whether for voice or data transfer…'”

fraud. Find out how to protect yourself when bidding online…”

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“Les Laurence loves online auctions. But when he placed a bid on a computer printer in one of those auctions, he got a lot less than he bargained for…”

Full Story on ABCNews


PCWEEK: New Variant of Magistr Virus on the Loose 04-Sep-01 18:07:10 ET

Story Highlights:“Virus researchers have discovered a new variant of the destructive Magistr virus that destroys local and network files and can also overwrite data stored on the CMOS and BIOS chips…”

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“Known as Magistr.B, the new virus arrives in an e-mail and can carry multiple message attachments…”

Full Story on PCWEEK


The Register: Security Hole in NAI’s Gauntlet Firewall 04-Sep-01 23:01:10 ET

Story Highlights:“Experts are calling it a security manager’s nightmare. For the second time in as many years, a hole has been discovered in Network Associate’s Gauntlet firewall software that makes it possible for intruders to turn the security system against the very networks it was designed to protect…”

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“On Tuesday, the company’s PGP Security division quietly released patches for a buffer overflow vulnerability in the firewall’s ‘csmap’ SMTP proxy…”

Full Story on The Register


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