Network Security Roundup for August 26, 2003

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CNN: Web Surfers Flock to Anti-Virus Sites26-Aug-03 09:30 ET

Story Highlights:“With computer users under siege from a variety of ‘worms,’ Internet buffs are rushing to Microsoft’s anti-virus site to search for ways to combat the problem.”

Full Story on CNN

Computerworld: Users: We Can’t Take Much More Worm Turmoil25-Aug-03 16:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Users scrambling to fend off a continuing barrage of malicious attacks last week expressed a growing sense of frustration over software vulnerabilities and the constant need to defend against new and increasingly sophisticated threats.”

Full Story on Computerworld

The Register: Viral Opportunity26-Aug-03 12:26 ET

Story Highlights:“I love the smell of computer virus in the morning. It smells like opportunity! But not victory. Opportunity in the sense that it gives me an opening to heckle anti-virus services over another idiot’s ‘solution’: a notification that a forged message not from you contained a virus.”

Full Story on The Register

ZDNET: Expert: Organized Crime Behind Sobig?25-Aug-03 04:55 ET

Story Highlights:“Peter Simpson, manager of ThreatLab at Clearswift, warned that antivirus companies and the media have become so obsessed with the unprecedented numbers surrounding the prolific Sobig.F variant that the real dangers are going almost unnoticed. Simpson warned that Sobig.F is the latest in a series of forays into the digital world by organized criminals looking to make a move online.”

Full Story on ZDNET

Fairfax I.T.: SCO Website Back Up Again26-Aug-03 08:46 ET

Story Highlights:“The SCO Group’s website is back up again after being inaccessible for nearly two days. Statistics from Netcraft indicate that the site was down since Friday. Published reports indicate that the site was subjected to a denial-of-service attack over the weekend.”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

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