Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 3, 2002

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

ComputerWorld: French Security Group: Some U.S. Government Sites Unsecured 02-Apr-02 17:48:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Several U.S. government Web sites have allowed information from internal databases to be accessible to anyone with a Web browser…”

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“According to the group, databases that allowed Web surfers access to internal documents were those controlled by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s STAT-USA/Internet service…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

MSNBC: New Software Targets Worm Holes 02-Apr-02 12:30:58 ET

Story Highlights:“Security company Network Associates unveiled on Monday new antivirus software designed around the principle ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…'”

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“The new program, called ThreatScan, is intended to add a proactive tool to the defensive technology now used by system administrators to protect their networks…”

Full Story on MSNBC

The Register: Computer Saboteur Escapes Conviction 03-Apr-02 09:20:23 ET

Story Highlights:“A computer technician saw his convictions for maliciously spreading a computer virus struck out after a court decided his actions caused minimal financial loss…”

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“Last September, Herbert Pierre-Louis was found guilty by a jury of two counts of deliberately infecting the computer systems of his former employer…”

Full Story on The Register

MSNBC: Colleges Train ‘Cybercorps’ Recruits 02-Apr-02 15:15:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Long before Sept. 11 and last year’s virus-like attacks over the Internet, the U.S. government announced plans to train an elite corps of computer security experts…”

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“Officials warned it wouldnt be long before terrorists learned to exploit vulnerabilities, from air traffic and banking to spacecraft navigation and defense…”

Full Story on MSNBC

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