Network Security Roundup for September 2, 2003

Stay on top of the fast-moving world of network security with ECT News Network’s daily roundup of breaking news.

E-Commerce Times: Preventive Medicine for E-Mail02-Sep-03 07:40 ET

Story Highlights:“Some of the world’s largest Internet service providers, in an attempt to prevent widespread infection of their customers’ computers, are planning to scan all e-mail attachments for computer viruses before they reach subscribers.”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times

TechWeb: August Was Worst Virus Month Ever for Viruses, Worms02-Sep-03 11:27 ET

Story Highlights:“August 2003 was the worst month for computer viruses in history, anti-virus company Central Command, Inc. said Tuesday as it announced the month’s top viruses and worms.”

Full Story on TechWeb

Computerworld: Blaster Worm Linked to Severity of Blackout29-Aug-03 20:41 ET

Story Highlights:“The W32.Blaster worm may have contributed to the cascading effect of the Aug. 14 blackout, government and industry experts revealed. On the day of the blackout, Blaster degraded the performance of several communications lines linking key data centers used by utility companies to manage the power grid, the sources confirmed.”

Full Story on Computerworld

Fairfax I.T.: Blaster Variant Creator Left a Big Trail Behind Him02-Sep-03 05:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Jeffery Parsons, the teenager arrested in Minnesota and placed on electronic monitoring for allegedly unleashing a variant of the ‘Blaster’ computer worm, left such a trail of clues that tracking him down was a relatively easy task.”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

The Register: Parson Not Dumbest Virus Writer Ever, Shock!01-Sep-03 18:38 ET

Story Highlights:“Security experts are expressing caution about the FBI’s confident prediction that it will catch all the culprits behind the two viral epidemics which ravaged the Internet last month.”

Full Story on The Register

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