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Daily Cybercrime and Security Report


If you do business on the Internet, you cannot afford to be uninformed about the dangers and pitfalls that cybercrime poses. The following is a daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.


ZDNET UK: Anti-Racism Site Target of Cyberattack 28-Dec-00 07:39:20 ET

Story Highlights:“The Anti-Defamation League Web site was the target of an anti-Israel attack this week, the latest in a string of cyber break-ins related to the violence in the Middle East…”

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“In the last several months, at least 24 sites have been hit by pro-Palestinian attackers, and at least 15 sites have been hit by pro-Israeli attackers, according to iDefense, a Fairfax, Va.-based company that has been monitoring the cyberattacks by pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli groups. Among those hit were the sites of the Bank of Israel, the Israeli Prime Minister…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


PCWEEK: Egghead Cracked By Credit-Card Hack 27-Dec-00 10:24:27 ET

Story Highlights:“Online electronics and computer retailer Egghead.com acknowledged on Friday that the company’s servers had been hacked by network intruders and an unnamed number of credit cards potentially lost…”

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“‘Egghead.com has discovered that a hacker has accessed our computer systems, potentially including our customer databases,’ said the company in a statement early Friday. ‘As a precautionary measure, we have taken immediate steps to protect our customers…”

Full Story on PCWEEK


Computer User: Hong Kong Police Offer Christmas Warning To Hackers 28-Dec-00 03:10:41 ET

Story Highlights:“Young computer whizzes in Hong Kong who like to test their skills on the Web sites of others will receive little sympathy from the Hong Kong Police who issued a warning on Christmas Day about the consequences of such actions…”

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“A 19-year-old Hong Kong computer hacker was this month sentenced to six months in a detention center by the Hong Kong Eastern Court after being found guilty of causing a local Internet service provider — Cable & Wireless HKT — to crash…”

Full Story on Computer User


Ananova: Computer Hackers Stage Conference 28-Dec-00 07:44:19 ET

Story Highlights:“Over 2,500 computer hackers from across Europe are meeting in Berlin for their seventeenth annual gathering…”

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“The CCC has 1,800 members and claims it is committed to freedom of information and communication without censorship. It has made a speciality out of breaking into the computer networks of governments and industry. ‘It is the only way to guarantee freedom on the Web,’ said Andy Muller-Maguhn, a spokesman for the club…”

Full Story on Ananova


ZDNET UK: Security a Low Priority in Y2K 27-Dec-00 08:24:26 ET

Story Highlights:“The United States adopted a national plan for protecting computer networks, and corporations survived a variety of attacks. That doesn’t mean they’re taking security seriously…”

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“Security experts say the corporate and government sites that escaped permanent damage in 2000 got lucky. But they warn that it may take a major Internet disaster to persuade businesses and governments to work together to secure the online world for the future…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


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