Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 25, 2002

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

LATimes: CIA Warns of Chinese Plans for Cyber-Attacks on U.S. 25-Apr-02 08:49:30 ET

Story Highlights:“U.S. intelligence officials believe the Chinese military is working to launch wide-scale cyber-attacks on American and Taiwanese computer networks, including Internet-linked military systems considered vulnerable to sabotage…”

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“Moreover, U.S. authorities are bracing for a possible wave of hacking attacks by Chinese students against the United States in coming weeks…”

Full Story on LATimes

ComputerWorld: FTC Goes After Bait-and-Switch Spammers 25-Apr-02 09:51:37 ET

Story Highlights:“The Federal Trade Commission is trying to shut down a multimillion-dollar e-mail scam that tricked consumers into visiting a pay-per-view adult Internet site by telling them in an e-mail they had won a Sony Playstation 2…”

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“According to the FTC, the defendants in the case sent e-mails to consumers telling them they were winners of a Yahoo Sweepstakes and would receive the much sought-after game system…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld Check Point Boosts Firewall/VPN 24-Apr-02 15:39:27 ET

Story Highlights:“Check Point Software Technologies boosted the top speed of its firewall and VPN software Wednesday with the announcement of its new Performance Pack…”

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“The announcement was made in conjunction with the Check Point Experience user conference being held this week in Anaheim, California…”

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ZDNET: Klez Worm Spreading Rapidly 25-Apr-02 05:45:17 ET

Story Highlights:“Klez.h has evolved dramatically enough to be able to slip past recent antivirus signature files on some PCs…”

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“A few users will need to update their antivirus signature files to specifically include Klez.h…”

Full Story on ZDNET

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