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: Tag – You’re Hit 05-Mar-01 06:38:57 ET

Story Highlights:“As if things weren’t already hard enough, online retailers are experiencing yet another e-rip-off: electronic price tag alteration…”

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“An estimated one-third of all shopping cart applications at Internet retailing sites have software holes that make them vulnerable to the price switching scam…”

Full Story on ZDNET


Nando Times: Lawmakers Request Reports on Agencies’ Computer Security 04-Mar-01 09:55:56 ET

Story Highlights:“A congressional subcommittee on Friday asked 15 federal agencies to report how they have been testing and securing their computer systems from computer hackers…”

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Under a federal law passed last year, agencies have to do their own security testing and hire an outside auditor to do ‘penetration testing,’ in which hackers are paid to try to break into a network…”

Full Story on Nando.net


Excite: Germany Sees Tech Worker Increase 04-Mar-01 23:41:31 ET

Story Highlights:“On a chilly January morning the country’s president entered his office and, keeping to his daily routine, went to the computer to check e-mail…”

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“The usual items – President Petar Stoyanov’s daily agenda, upcoming speeches and trips – were gone, replaced by a hacker’s brief message…”

Full Story on Excite


MSNBC: Spy Case Prompts Computer Search 04-Mar-01 23:24:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Because Hanssen is a ‘highly skilled’ computer programmer, the officials said, government experts are checking all the systems to which he had access at the FBI and State Department…”

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“At the FBI, systems administrators already have ‘scrubbed’ the bureaus classified computer system, which is not attached to the Internet…”

Full Story on MSNBC


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