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Computer World: The Story So Far: IT Security14-Jul-03 08:46 ET
Story Highlights:“Fred Cohen already knew about worms, Trojan horses and hackers in November 1983. But as a graduate student participating in a weekly seminar on computer security, Cohen was interested in a new class of security threats: a program that reproduced itself by attaching to other programs.”
CNN: Program Hijacks PCs To Send Porn Ads14-Jul-03 06:07 ET
Story Highlights:“Close to 2,000 Windows-based PCs with high-speed Internet connections have been hijacked by a stealth program and are being used to send ads for pornography, computer security experts warned.”
Internet.com: Virus Alert: Worm Uses Own SMTP Engine To Spread12-Jul-03 16:07 ET
Story Highlights:“W32/Israz-A is an email worm that spreads using its own SMTP engine. W32/Israz-A also targets the KaZaA file-sharing utility. Upon execution the worm creates copies of itself in the Windows system folder with the filenames vShell.exe and Win32.exe.”
Fairfax I.T.: Latest Nigerian Email Scam Comes from Above14-Jul-03 06:07 ET
Story Highlights:“The latest variant of the Nigerian email scam to hit mailboxes has a decidedly religious angle. And there’s apparently nothing illegal about the big sum of money which the good soul perpetrating the scam is trying to invest.”
The Register: ‘Open and Helpful Community’ – of Credit Card Thieves14-Jul-03 10:34 ET
Story Highlights:“Credit card fraud ‘power users’ with programming skills and no fear are making it easier for newbies to break into white-collar crime.”
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