Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 9, 2002

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

ComputerWorld: Denial-of-Service Attacks Still a Threat 08-Apr-02 08:21:02 ET

Story Highlights:“Denial-of-service (DOS) attacks continue to present a significant security threat to corporations two years after a spate of incidents brought down several high-profile sites, including those of Yahoo Inc. and eBay Inc…”

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“Since then, several technologies have emerged that help users detect and respond to DOS attacks far more quickly and effectively than before…”

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CNN: Does Your Password Let You Down? 08-Apr-02 15:51:24 ET

Story Highlights:“They may be random and private, but a lack of originality by employees when choosing computer passwords is putting companies’ secrets at risk…”

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“According to a study, employees fail abysmally when it comes to securing confidential information…”

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MSNBC: Survey: Hacking Often Unreported 07-Apr-02 00:48:14 ET

Story Highlights:“Most large corporations and government agencies have been attacked by computer hackers, but they frequently do not inform authorities of the breaches, an FBI survey finds…”

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“The survey, released Sunday, found about 90 percent of respondents detected computer security breaches in the past year but only 34 percent reported those attacks to authorities…”

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The Register: My Daily Virus 08-Apr-02 16:21:04 ET

Story Highlights:“‘I regarded viruses as only good for entertainment,’ said Guido Sanchez about ten years ago…”

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“Sanchez ran Nun Beaters Anonymous, an underground bulletin board system notable for its free viruses and dry wit, the latter a scarce commodity in the world of hacker outlawry…”

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