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.


London Evening Standard: Valentines Told Not to Fall for Love Bug 09-Feb-01 04:13:35 ET

Story Highlights:“As St Valentine’s Day approaches, computer experts are warning: beware the return of the Love Bug. Last year, people all over the world opened an innocent-looking email, with the subject line ‘I love you’ at the top…”

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“Then they watched the entire contents of their computer memories melt away under the influence of one of the most virulent computer viruses yet devised…”

Full Story on London Evening Standard


Excite: Ex-Los Alamos Computer Whiz Jailed 08-Feb-01 20:27:36 ET

Story Highlights:“The 21-year-old computer whiz accused of causing more than $1 million in damage by hacking into eBay, Qualcomm and other prominent high-tech companies was jailed Thursday after missing a deadline to make bail…”

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“In a separate case in San Diego, Heckenkamp is accused of hacking into Qualcomm Inc. computers in 1999 to intercept user names and passwords…”

Full Story on Excite


ZDNET: Unrequited Love? Euro Internet not Smitten by Bug Variant 08-Feb-01 14:39:50 ET

Story Highlights:“U.S. antivirus firm Trend Micro (Nasdaq: TMIC) reported Wednesday that the virus, known as ‘Cartolina,’ had hit 10 companies in Germany, France and Italy, indicating that it could blow up worldwide…”

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“European vendors said Thursday that the virus so far appears not to have bitten at other firms. U.K. antivirus company Sophos has received just one report, Finnish-based vendor F-Secure reports only a ‘handful’ of incidents and…”

Full Story on ZDNET


CNN: One year After DoS attacks, Vulnerabilities Remain 08-Feb-01 13:08:53 ET

Story Highlights:“A year after distributed denial-of-service attacks blasted the likes of Yahoo!, eBay, CNN.com and eTrade offline, no one has found an easy way to defend against a flood of unwanted IP packets…”

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“In fact, everyone’s still pretty much in the dark — literally, in one case — when it comes to finding a silver bullet…”

Full Story on CNN


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