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.


CNN: Crime on the Internet 16-Apr-01 18:27:37 ET

Story Highlights:“U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials say that the future of national security — and the personal safety of everyone — may hinge on how prepared they are to fight crime on the Internet…”

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“FBI officials say that technology-enabled terrorists are looking for new ways to strike at critical national infrastructure…”

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CNN: FBI Probes Pro-China Attacks on U.S. Web Sites 16-Apr-01 18:23:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Federal authorities on Monday said they were attempting to trace the origin of a series of hacker attacks that appear to have been sparked by the United States spy plane crisis in China…”

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“The hackers have showered U.S. government and business Web sites with eulogies for the downed Chinese fighter pilot…”

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Newsbytes: From Teen Hackers To Job Hunters 16-Apr-01 22:56:14 ET

Story Highlights:“At age 3, Patrick Roanhouse got his first computer. At 7, he figured out how to construct a modem out of scrap parts…”

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“By 14, he was running around cyberspace under the alias ‘Anarchist’ and working up all sorts of havoc…”

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The Register: DoS Bug Bites Microsoft’s First Security Product 17-Apr-01 08:01:15 ET

Story Highlights:“A flaw with Microsoft’s first security product leaves it vulnerable to denial of service attacks…”

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“The problem arises because Microsoft’s Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server’s Web Proxy service doesn’t handle particular requests if they exceed a certain length, causing the program to crash if its Web Publishing features are enabled…”

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