Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 24, 2002


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


CNN: Viruses with More Bark Than Bite 24-Apr-02 06:45:36 ET

Story Highlights:“The market for computer security is booming as PC users become more aware of the need to protect themselves from worms and viruses…”

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“‘Code Red’ hit the headlines in July last year, with dire predictions that the PC worm would cripple the Internet. Yet in the end, Code Red didn’t even make the year’s virus Top 10…”

Full Story on CNN


The Register: Virus Writers Outpace Traditional AV 24-Apr-02 07:35:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Email viruses infecting 10 per cent of users are costing business millions of pounds each year – even though AV software is used by 95 per cent of companies…”

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“This concludes that traditional anti-virus software development is failing to keep pace with email-borne infections…”

Full Story on The Register


Wired: Klez Worm, Not Sender, Hates You 24-Apr-02 02:00:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Klez, the virus that’s currently bombarding e-mail inboxes, appears to be hurting people more than computers…”

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“The virus arrives attached to an e-mail that typically appears to have been sent by someone the recipient knows. Business associates are angrily — or patronizingly — accusing them of sending out viruses…”

Full Story on Wired


IDG.net: Symantec To Unveil New VelociRaptor Firewalls 23-Apr-02 16:21:41 ET

Story Highlights:“Symantec Corp. will unveil three new models of its VelociRaptor firewall appliance line in early May, adding better performance and scalability, expanded protocol proxies and more to the devices…”

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“The firewalls will sport new support for redundant configurations to ensure high availability and load balancing, along with better performance and scalability…”

Full Story on IDG.net


Ananova: Numerous Arrests in Blitz on Internet Pedophiles 24-Apr-02 11:35:27 ET

Story Highlights:“Police have arrested suspected internet paedophiles aged from 15 to 50 in the biggest operation of its kind ever in the UK…”

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“Officers from 34 forces have raided dozens of addresses and seized computers believed to contain images of child abuse…”

Full Story on Ananova


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