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Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for October 7, 2002

By Stephanie Losi
Oct 7, 2002 12:42 PM PT

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

Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for October 7, 2002

CNET Russian Hacker Gets 3-Year Sentence
05-Oct-02 13:01:10 ET

Story Highlights:
"A Russian hacker, lured to the United States by the FBI under the ruse of a job interview in a case that prompted a sharp rebuke from Moscow, was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for computer crime..."

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"The federal judge in the case rejected the prosecutor's request that the 27-year-old hacker, Vasiliy Gorshkov, serve at least 16 years, said defense attorney John Lundin..."

Full Story on CNET

Linux Journal: Security Tools in Linux Distributions, Part II
07-Oct-02 06:15:40 ET

Story Highlights:
"The second part of this series is an overview of various tools included in SuSE distributions for hardening, monitoring and securing your system..."

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"Scanlogd can be run continuously to monitor for hackers probing the system. Because Scanlogd logs only scans to syslog, it depends on the system administrator to monitor the logs and take action..."

Full Story on Linux Journal

Fairfax I.T.: Bugbear Continues To Spread
06-Oct-02 22:30:48 ET

Story Highlights:
"Anti-virus software makers are up to their ears in work once again after the Bugbear worm made its presence felt..."

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"The number of people seeking information about the worm is now so great that UK-based anti-virus vendor Sophos has temporarily switched to a low graphics version of its website..."

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

CNET Virus Writers Get Slapper Happy
04-Oct-02 17:01:09 ET

Story Highlights:
"Internet vandals have continued to modify the recent Slapper worm and have sent at least four new variants of the hostile Linux program into the electronic wilds..."

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"Because the worm deposits its source code on any system that it infects, security researchers expect more modified versions of the virus to appear..."

Full Story on CNET

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