Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for August 2, 2002

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

PCWorld: Klez: The Virus That Won’t Die 01-Aug-02 04:01:55 ET

Story Highlights:“The Klez worm is approaching its seventh month of wriggling across the Web, making it one of the most persistent viruses ever…”

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“And some newer Klez variants aren’t merely nuisances — they can carry other viruses in them that corrupt your data…”

Full Story on PCWorld

The Register: HP Withdraws DMCA Threat 02-Aug-02 06:41:55 ET

Story Highlights:“Hewlett Packard has climbed down from its threats to use the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to silence a group of security researchers which unearthed a flaw in its Tru64 operating system…”

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“HP states that it has verified the vulnerability … and promises to release a fix for the problem within the next 48 hours…”

Full Story on The Register

MSNBC: Auction Fraud Victims Fight Back 01-Aug-02 10:00:55 ET

Story Highlights:“It’s called a “ghost auction,” and it’s the greatest fear of every Internet auction user. Win an item on eBay, Yahoo, or uBid, send the money to the seller, and never hear from the seller again…”

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“The Internet is now full of Web pages and e-mail groups devoted to investigating con artists, swapping information, and attracting attention from law enforcement agencies…”

Full Story on MSNBC

The Register: When Dreamcasts Attack 01-Aug-02 14:59:55 ET

Story Highlights:“Cyberpunks will be toting cheap game consoles on their utility belts this fall if they follow the lead of a pair of white hat hackers who demonstrated Wednesday how to turn the defunct Sega Dreamcast into a disposable attack box designed to be dropped like a bug on corporate networks during covert black bag jobs…”

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“They chose the Dreamcast for its small size, availability of an Ethernet adapter, and affordability — the console … now sells used for under $100 on eBay…”

Full Story on The Register

Wired: Insecure About Security? 01-Aug-02 02:00:55 ET

Story Highlights:“Where there is e-commerce, there will be security holes. Online bookseller knows this well…”

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“Half a dozen security holes that could allow a malicious hacker easy access to sensitive customer data riddled the bookseller’s e-commerce site as of early this week. Some of the holes have been quietly closed over the past two days, but others remain wide open…”

Full Story on Wired

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