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.

Wired: IE Hole-Finder in Odd Position 03-Apr-01 08:10:28 ET

Story Highlights:“A hacker who discovered a potentially devastating security hole in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer says he has found himself in the undesired position of providing technical support to people who cannot install the patch that Microsoft released to fix the flaw…”

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“Hacker Juan Carlos Garcia Cuartango discovered a dangerous hole that allows attackers to remotely access and control any computer running any version of the Windows operating system and Internet Explorer…”

Full Story on Wired

ZDNET: Start-up Offers $10,000 Reward to Hackers 03-Apr-01 09:55:57 ET

Story Highlights:“The antivirus industry lambasted email firewall startup GateKeeper on Monday, after the company announced a reward for any virus writer who can infect a specific computer protected by its product…”

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“The challenge will pay $100 to the first person to get a virus past the company’s email gateway and infect a computer on the internal network. The company will also pay $9,900 to…”

Full Story on ZDNET

Ananova: One in Three UK Businesses ‘Infiltrated By Hackers’ 03-Apr-01 04:58:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Researchers say a third of the country’s businesses and public sector organisations have been the victims of computer hacking…”

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“The Communications Management Association claims that even Government offices have been the victims of cyber break-ins and information theft…”

Full Story on Ananova

ZDNET UK: Big Business at Fresh Risk as Hackers Go Under Cover 03-Apr-01 04:08:33 ET

Story Highlights:“A new technique for disguising programs aimed at cracking corporate networks could raise the stakes in the heated battle between hackers and security experts…”

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“During a seminar last week at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, a hacker named ‘K2’ revealed a program he created that can camouflage the tiny programs that hackers generally use to crack through system security…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

Computer User: Hybris Tops Central Command March Virus Charts 03-Apr-01 03:10:02 ET

Story Highlights:“Although February was dominated by the much-publicized Anna K. worm, March returned to normal, according to the latest virus reports chart from Central Command…”

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“The March virus chart from the antivirus firm shows that the Hybris.B topped the month’s reports with 19.6 percent, tracked by MTX and Plan.B, with 14.2 and 9.6 percent, respectively…”

Full Story on Computer User

Computer User: British Govt. Warned About Computer Hackers 03-Apr-01 03:10:01 ET

Story Highlights:“Robin Cook, the British government’s Foreign Secretary, warned his parliamentary colleagues late last week about the dangers that computer hackers now pose…”

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“Noting that the UK’s Computer Misuse Act has been in force for almost a decade, Cook said that hackers were now as potentially dangerous as terrorists, because of their ability to cripple the nation…”

Full Story on Computer User

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