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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: Davos Computer Hacker Arrested 22-Feb-01 18:28:57 ET

Story Highlights:“One of a group of hackers who broke into the computer system of the World Economic Forum in January was arrested on Friday in Berne, the Swiss news agency ATS reported…”

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“The agency, which quoted unnamed officials for its report, said the male hacker lived in the Swiss capital…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


ZDNET UK: Internet Kit Created Anna Virus 23-Feb-01 07:37:51 ET

Story Highlights:“The recent Anna Kournikova virus that infected networks worldwide was created by a toolkit available on the Internet, raising concerns about the ease with which viruses can be written…”

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“The author, referred to as OnTheFly, is one of a number of so-called ‘script kiddies’ who have recently released viruses…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


ZDNET UK: Terrorist Act Will Not Deter Hackers 23-Feb-01 05:07:47 ET

Story Highlights:“Legal and technical experts say that the new Terrorism 2000 Act, which encompassed computer hacking for the first time, is unlikely to tackle the most common types of hacking or deter ordinary hackers…”

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“The Act broadens the definition of terrorism to include actions that ‘seriously interfere with or seriously disrupt an electronic system’ where there is an intent…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


ZDNET: DOJ Rips Hackers, ‘2600’ Mag in DVD-Cracking Flap 22-Feb-01 20:39:18 ET

Story Highlights:“In a filing submitted to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, the Justice Department lashed out at hackers and praised a lower court ruling that bans hacker magazine ‘2600’ from publishing a code known as DeCSS…”

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“The federal government filed as an intervenor, meaning it wants to take a greater role in the case…”

Full Story on ZDNET


Info World: FBI Spy Case Highlights Insider Threat to Corporate Data 22-Feb-01 18:28:57 ET

Story Highlights:“A career FBI agent with significant experience and access to FBI IT systems was charged Tuesday with spying for Russia since 1985, in what FBI Director Louis Freeh has called the worst case of insider espionage in bureau history…”

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“According to a 100-page affidavit filed in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., Hanssen used his access to the FBI’s Electronic Case File system, which contains classified information about ongoing FBI investigations, to check whether…”

Full Story on Info World


ZDNET: Toshiba Australia Latest DoS Attack 22-Feb-01 21:38:46 ET

Story Highlights:“The site was defaced with a message written by a hacker and all links to other company sites were rendered useless, the company confirmed…”

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“Toshiba was unavailable for comment but said in a statement that all Web services offered by the company were not affected by the attack…”

Full Story on ZDNET


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