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.

MSNBC: Bug in Microsoft Firewall Software 17-Apr-01 20:38:28 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft Corp.s first major foray into the Internet security software business, a network security product called Internet Security and Acceleration, was released with a bug that could prompt a so-called ‘denial-of-service’ attack…”

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“The Redmond Wash.-based software giant offered a fix to the product on its Web site this week, about two weeks after the Toronto Internet security consulting company FSC Internet Corp. alerted it to the problem…”

Full Story on MSNBC

ZDNET: Ouch! Weakness Found in Microsoft Server Shield 18-Apr-01 04:13:10 ET

Story Highlights:“A Microsoft Windows 2000 server software package can be crashed by sending it a comparatively simple request for a Web page…”

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“SecureXpert Labs reported the vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Security and Accelerator (ISA) software, which is used to protect internal networks from outside attackers and to bridge internal networks with the public Internet…”

Full Story on ZDNET

Ananova: Straw Launches Unit to Tackle Cybercrime 18-Apr-01 03:13:19 ET

Story Highlights:“The UK’s first national law enforcement organisation devoted to tackling cybercrime is to be launched by Home Secretary Jack Straw…”

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“The National Hi-Tech Crime Unit will work with law enforcement experts including the National Crime Squad, the National Criminal Intelligence Service, and HM Customs…”

Full Story on Ananova

London Evening Standard: Cyber Cops Fight Computer Crime 18-Apr-01 04:16:28 ET

Story Highlights:“The head of Britain’s first hi-tech crime unit moved today to allay fears about a new era of mass surveillance, promising that his team of ‘cyber cops’ would not become serial email snoopers…”

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“Civil liberties campaigners, however, pointed out that police will have the power to find out which internet sites individuals have visited and would be able to monitor their email traffic in a bid to uncover criminal networks…”

Full Story on London Evening Standard

BBC: Cybercrime Threat ‘Real and Growing’ 18-Apr-01 07:44:32 ET

Story Highlights:“The head of an FBI agency has called for closer co-operation between businesses and governments to counter the threat of cybercrime…”

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“Michael Vatis, director of the US National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), said the threat of crime using the internet was real and growing…”

Full Story on BBC

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