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.


TechWeb: Expert Lists Ways To Beat Cybercrime 29-Mar-01 18:57:22 ET

Story Highlights:“A recent FBI survey reported that 70 percent of organizations had information security breaches within the past 12 months…”

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“Only 25 percent of companies that had their systems attacked by hackers reported the incident to law enforcement…”

Full Story on TechWeb


Computer Weekly: FBI Warns Failure to Implement Patches Causes Most Security Breaches 29-Mar-01 19:51:34 ET

Story Highlights:“Security experts claim that 80% of all security breaches could be prevented if software patches and updates are applied when they are first available…”

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“The figures, released by the SANS Institute in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, coincide with the recent discovery of the Lion virus, which exploits vulnerabilities in Redhat Linux that have been fixable for over 2 months…”

Full Story on Computer Weekly


ZDNET UK: KPMG: Biggest Threat to Data from Insiders 30-Mar-01 07:08:52 ET

Story Highlights:“While chief executives worry about external foes hacking into corporate networks, their real concerns should be the Trojan Horses — disgruntled employees with the inside knowledge to easily steal sensitive secrets…”

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“Over 90 percent of global chief executives and chief information officers believe a breach of e-commerce systems would be perpetrated through the Internet or other external means…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


ComputerWeekly: Hackers Could Target Stakeholder Pensions 30-Mar-01 05:40:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Online security breaches could overshadow the launch of stakeholder pensions next week, industry experts have warned…”

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“With the government-backed stakeholder pensions poised to hit the market, pension providers are keen to use the Web to cut administration costs and avoid high overheads…”

Full Story on ComputerWeekly


ZDNET UK: Cops Nab First Italian Virus Suspect 30-Mar-01 02:08:32 ET

Story Highlights:“Italian police have arrested a man suspected of writing the Vierika computer virus, similar to the Kournikova virus which overloaded computer systems around the world last month…”

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“The man — whose identity was not immediately available — is believed to be the first Italian charged with virus writing…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


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