Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 28, 2003

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

CNN: Hackers Have Fun with Madonna Decoy 28-Apr-03 07:40:51 ET

Story Highlights:“It all started when Madonna literally lent her voice to a popular antipiracy technique. Warner Music Group had audio files purporting to be her new songs uploaded onto peer-to-peer file-sharing services…”

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“Anyone who downloaded the decoys, however, heard nothing but the pop star swearing at them. But since then, the pithy profanity has taken on a life of its own…”

Full Story on CNN

MSNBC: eBay Goof Leaks ‘Snitch’ Data 25-Apr-03 08:44:04 ET

Story Highlights:“A software flaw in eBay message boards exposed some private information about eBay users…”

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“The leak, which occured on Wednesday evening, exposed a complaint database that eBay members use to ‘snitch’ on each other for alleged breaches of the auction site’s terms of service…”

Full Story on MSNBC

The Register: MS Security Patch Slows XP Systems to a Crawl 28-Apr-03 12:22:12 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft last week attached a health risk to one its own security patches, following widespread complaints that the fix slowed systems to a crawl…”

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“The problematic patch, designed to fix a flaw in the way the kernel passes error messages to a debugger, was issued on April 16…”

Full Story on The Register

BBC: E-Mail Virus Exploits SARS Fears 27-Apr-03 11:12:07 ET

Story Highlights:“A computer worm that takes advantage of growing concerns about the SARS virus has hit the web…”

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“The computer virus, known as Coronex, takes advantage of public panic about the real-life virus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome…”

Full Story on BBC

ComputerWorld: Public/Private Security Partnership Gets Rocky 27-Apr-03 18:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“The changing of the cybersecurity guard at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), coupled with complacency on the part of some corporate executives, has put a higher premium on information-sharing and cooperation between the private sector and the government…”

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“‘The two words to focus on are cooperation and coordination,’ said Richard Davidson, CEO of Omaha-based Union Pacific Corp., which combats more than 80,000 probes on its networks daily. ‘That all adds up to partnership and information-sharing, and that is our best form of protection during these challenging times…'”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

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