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.

Ananova: President Offers Job to Hacker who Defaced his Web Site 23-Jan-01 06:14:01 ET

Story Highlights:“A Bulgarian youth has been offered a job by his country’s president after criticising the government in a Web attack…”

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“The hacker — who is known only by the pseudonym ‘Kabaka’ — brought down the presidential home page last week, leaving a message railing against the president for failing Bulgaria’s youth…”

Full Story on Ananova

The Age: Hackers Deface Gov.au Sites 23-Jan-01 02:44:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Fifteen Australian Web sites were hit over the weekend by a group of international computer hackers in a graffiti-style of attack which is becoming an increasing problem…”

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“Tasmania’s Brighton Council general manager Geoff Dodge said Pentaguard replaced the council’s home page with one featuring the hackers‘ logo and some dialogue that did not go with the council’s image…”

Full Story on The Age

ZDNET UK: File-Swapping Service Shutters on DOJ Concerns 23-Jan-01 05:54:43 ET

Story Highlights:“Citing Justice Department concerns, a popular Web site has shuttered a file-swapping service created for sharing personal files such as family photos…”

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“Xdrive.com, for example, forbids use of its services for ‘anything to do with unlawful or illegal activities relating to: drugs, gambling, pornography, prostitution, child pornography, robbery, spreading computer viruses, cracking into private computer systems, software infringement…'”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

ZDNET UK: Vandals Mutate Ramen Linux Worm 23-Jan-01 05:23:35 ET

Story Highlights:“After infecting NASA and Texas A&M University last week, the worm is making its move on Linux servers abroad, as vandals use the program to post…”

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“Online vandals may have modified the Ramen Linux worm discovered last week to automatically deface sites with their own Web pages, one expert said…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

Forbes: Counterspy 23-Jan-01 00:09:14 ET

Story Highlights:“Michael Lyle has no problem stooping to the hacker’s level in the information war…”

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“During one of his frequent 3 a.m. prowls on Internet Relay Chat, the 21-year-old chief technology officer of Recourse Technologies came across a braggart who claimed to have shut down a site. The hacker spoke of…”

Full Story on Forbes

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