Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 22, 2002


A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.


MSNBC: EU Clamping Down on Cybercrime 19-Apr-02 12:45:37 ET

Story Highlights:“The European Union has pledged to clamp down on so-called cybercrime, aimed at destroying computer networks, which has caused billions of dollars in damage worldwide…”

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“‘Organized hacking groups specialized in hacking and defacement of Web sites are more and more active at worldwide level,’ the Commission said in the proposal…”

Full Story on MSNBC


Washington Post: Be Ready To Repel Viruses, Old and New 21-Apr-02 08:44:15 ET

Story Highlights:“The trench warfare between virus authors and their victims reached an absurd extreme in early March, when an e-mail from the ‘Microsoft Corporation Security Center’ landed in my inbox…”

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“The message, informing me of vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Outlook and Outlook Express programs, included an attached security-update file to fix them…”

Full Story on Washington Post


CNN: ‘Klez’ Worm Variant: Moderate Threat 19-Apr-02 06:54:11 ET

Story Highlights:“A new variant of a worm that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in unpatched Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Outlook Express software is spreading in the wild, and antivirus vendors have placed its threat to a category 3 (of a possible 5)…”

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“The mass-mailing Win32.Klez.H@mm worm is a variant of the ‘Klez’ worm that was first reported in October…”

Full Story on CNN


ComputerWorld: Survey Reveals Unexpected Drop in Insider Attacks 22-Apr-02 11:20:36 ET

Story Highlights:“Some experts are questioning recent findings that defy the conventional wisdom that insiders constitute the primary threat to enterprise security…”

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“Only 38% of the 455 respondents to the latest computer crime survey sponsored by the FBI and the San Francisco-based Computer Security Institute (CSI) said they had detected insider attacks during the preceding 12 months…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld


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