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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.


Excite: Report: Hackers Say Attack Was Easy 11-Feb-01 17:27:31 ET

Story Highlights:“Finding confidential data on business and government leaders who attended an annual meeting in the Swiss Alps was easy, computer hackers were quoted as saying Sunday…”

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“The Zurich weekly SonntagsZeitung, which last Sunday disclosed the capture of data on 27,000 leaders, listed on the Internet the type of information that was compromised for each leader…”

Full Story on Excite


Fairfax I.T.: Davos Hackers Wanted to `Sap Influence’ of Authorities 11-Feb-01 19:23:52 ET

Story Highlights:“The four hackers who stole confidential data from the rich and powerful attending last month’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos wanted to attack but not blackmail them, they have told a Swiss paper…”

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“The hackers said they had not intended to blackmail multinational corporations or sovereign states, because ‘that would not have changed the system.’ They also said they had not used the credit card numbers to make…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


Computer User: Reps. Saxton, Chambliss Introduce Cyber-Terrorism Measure 12-Feb-01 03:09:20 ET

Story Highlights:“Reps. James Saxton, R-N.J., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., this week introduced legislation that calls on the government to develop a new legal framework to prosecute hackers and other Internet criminals…”

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“Saxton and Chambliss offered a House resolution that also labels cyber-terrorism ‘an emerging threat to the national security of the United States which has the potentiality to cause great harm…'”

Full Story on Computer User


Seattle Times: It’s Time for PC to Have Anti-Virus Software 11-Feb-01 19:40:52 ET

Story Highlights:“The days of brazenly ignoring the wise one’s warning, Protect Thy Computer From Viruses, are over. Now, with a PC on my desk instead of an iMac, I’m among the Windows-using masses frequently attacked by viruses…”

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“No computer connected to the Internet is completely immune. Most virus protection works quietly and independently in the background…”

Full Story on Seattle Times


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