Network Security Roundup for September 10, 2003

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Security Pipeline: Hiring Hackers: A Modest Proposal10-Sep-03 05:39 ET

Story Highlights:“Clearly, there’s much that an IT department can learn from watching and listening to the ‘dark side,’ the hacker. The question is whether hackers remain on the dark side after revealing their tricks and tips to IT professionals.”

Full Story on Security Pipeline

The Register: NY Times Hacker Surrenders, Is Released10-Sep-03 09:55 ET

Story Highlights:“A federal judge ordered Adrian Lamo released to his parents Tuesday afternoon, but barred the hacker from using computers and ordered him to obtain full-time employment pending trial.”

Full Story on The Register

The Register: Two Brits Charged with Releasing TK Worm10-Sep-03 03:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Two British men were charged on Monday with conspiring to take over computers using malicious code. Jordan Bradley, 20, of Bates Avenue, Darlington, and Andrew Harvey, 22, of Scardale Way, Durham, are believed by the National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) to be members of an underground cracking group called the ‘Thr34t-Krew’ who launched the TK Worm (AKA Troj/TKBot-A) sometime before February this year.”

Full Story on The Register

ABC News: Cybercrime Charges Slapped on Virus Suspect10-Sep-03 08:41 ET

Story Highlights:“A 24-year-old Romanian man, accused of unleashing an Internet worm called ‘Blaster.F,’ has been charged with cybercrime offences carrying up to 15 years in prison, police said on Wednesday. Police said Dan Dumitru Ciobanu had admitted spreading the virus, a low-grade variant of the highly damaging Blaster worm, but had told investigators it was an accident.”

Full Story on ABC News

PCWorld: ISPs Urged To Block Attacks09-Sep-03 16:08 ET

Story Highlights:“ISPs should take security matters into their own hands by blocking access to communications ports on their customers’ computers that are commonly exploited by Internet worms and other malicious programs, says a SANS Institute report.”

Full Story on PCWorld

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