Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for September 9, 2002


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


MSNBC: Bush Mulls Internet Security Fund 06-Sep-02 19:09:10 ET

Story Highlights:“The Bush administration is considering creation of a fund that would combine tax dollars and money from the technology industry to pay for Internet security enhancements, according to internal documents from the government’s effort to develop a national cyberprotection plan…”

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“Federal officials writing the plan, set to be disclosed this month, also are discussing sweeping new obligations on companies, universities, federal agencies and home users designed to enhance security of the Internet…”

Full Story on MSNBC


InformationWeek: Sound Security Policies Combat Cyberterrorism 09-Sep-02 05:29:41 ET

Story Highlights:“The bad news: Since Sept. 11, many security pros are expecting terrorists to attack their companies and the nation’s critical infrastructure…”

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“The good news: By taking security precautions, companies should survive, albeit not unscathed…”

Full Story on InformationWeek


Ananova: Firms Urged To Remain Vigilant in Virus Battle 06-Sep-02 06:09:27 ET

Story Highlights:“Anti-virus experts say some sectors of the UK industry still aren’t taking email viruses seriously enough…”

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“New research from Message Labs suggests one in every 24 emails received by retailers is infected…”

Full Story on Ananova


The Register: MS Seeks ‘Game Hacker’ To Beef Up Xbox Security 09-Sep-02 05:29:41 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft is clearly serious about stopping people messing around with Xbox, whether via mod chips, BIOS replacements or unauthorised insertions of alternative operating systems…”

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“The company is currently running a help-wanted ad for some kind of crypto gumshoe for the Xbox design team…”

Full Story on The Register


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