Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for August 22, 2002


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


E-Commerce Times: Cybercrime No Bar to Shopping Frenzy 22-Aug-02 07:51:26 ET

Story Highlights:“Despite occasional but high-profile security breaches, shoppers have not been turned off by the online experience…”

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“Experts say the chances of being financially victimized remain low because of built-in consumer protection and heightened security awareness…”

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MSNBC: White House Debates Cyberwar Rules 22-Aug-02 09:15:43 ET

Story Highlights:“The Bush administration is stepping up an internal debate on the rules of engagement for cyberwarfare as evidence mounts that foreign governments are surreptitiously exploring our digital infrastructure…”

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“Richard A. Clarke, head of the Office of Cyberspace Security, said the government has begun to regard nation-states rather than terrorist groups as the most dangerous threat to this countrys computer security after several suspicious break-ins involving federal networks…”

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PCWorld: Bugs and Fixes: Plug Dangerous Holes in Word, Excel 22-Aug-02 07:37:05 ET

Story Highlights:“If you keep putting off installing security patches, now would be an excellent time to stop procrastinating and take some action: Microsoft recently released cumulative patches for the 2000 and 2002 versions of Excel and Word…”

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“The patches include all previous fixes for those two programs, as well as patches for four newly discovered security bugs (three in Excel and one in Word)…”

Full Story on PCWorld


Wired: Porn Biz Has a Net Stalker 22-Aug-02 02:00:14 ET

Story Highlights:“In recent months, blue-movie luminaries have received dozens of e-mails, from aliases like ‘zodiac_killer’ and ‘pornhater2002,’ filled with racial epithets and grisly descriptions of murder and torture…”

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“Some in the adult entertainment community say they’re unfazed by the screeds. But the messages have gotten so voluminous, and so creepy, that the FBI has begun to investigate…”

Full Story on Wired


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