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.


Excite: Anti-Globalists Turn To Hacking 07-Feb-01 17:12:35 ET

Story Highlights:“The technicians at the World Trade Organization got a bit suspicious when ‘journalists’ in an online press conference went by screen names like ‘NO-TO-WTO…'”

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“Increasingly, social activists have turned to hacking to make their point, breaking into computer systems and wreaking havoc on organizations they oppose…”

Full Story on Excite


ZDNET UK: ‘Love Bug’ Variant ‘Cartolina’ Sends European Postcards 08-Feb-01 05:23:12 ET

Story Highlights:“An Italian version of the ‘Love Bug’ was reportedly spreading across Europe Wednesday night, hitting at least ten companies in Germany, France and Italy…”

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“According to reports so far, five companies in Italy, three in Germany and two in France have been infected by the bug known as ‘Cartolina’ or ‘postcard’ in Italian…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


Globe Technology: Security Flaw Found in Wireless Standard 08-Feb-01 08:57:58 ET

Story Highlights:“A team of Canadian and U.S. researchers has reported security flaws in the corporate standard for wireless computer networks that would allow hackers to break in and steal or modify data…”

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“The researchers, two from the University of California at Berkeley and one from the private security firm Zero-Knowledge Systems Inc. of Montreal, said they have discovered ways to eavesdrop on or even disrupt the networks…”

Full Story on Globe Technology


Canoe: Cyber Security Big Item for Businesses Wary of the Next Mafiaboy 07-Feb-01 14:55:31 ET

Story Highlights:“With ‘hacktivists’ cracking into personal information of world leaders and the next Mafiaboy lurking in cyberspace, some people have opted to know the enemy…”

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“‘If they understand the offence, they can build a defence,’ said Fugi Saito of Edmonton-based ZeroHype Technologies, which just added day-long hacking sessions to its training seminars…”

Full Story on Canoe


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