Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 7, 2001


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


ZDNet: Security Experts Protest Copyright Act 06-Sep-01 11:29:18 ET

Story Highlights:“Two well-known computer security experts pulled down their works from the Internet this week for fear of being prosecuted under 1998’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act…”

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“Along with the threatened lawsuit of Princeton computer-science professor Edward Felten, and the arrest of Russian encryption expert Dmitry Sklyarov, the incidents are the latest to point at what is quickly becoming a touchy environment for security experts…”

Full Story on ZDNet


The Register: Linux Trojan Spotted in the Wild 07-Sep-01 05:53:23 ET

Story Highlights:“A Linux-based Trojan, which security experts believe may have originated in the UK, has been spotted on the Net…”

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“According to Qualys, the trojan is similar to Back Orifice on the Windows platform and in a a doom-laden alert, suggests Remote Shell ‘could eclipse Code Red’ in its impact…”

Full Story on The Register


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