A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.
ABCNews: Trojan Horse Poses as Antivirus Upgrade 27-Aug-02 07:51:43 ET
Story Highlights:“Kaspersky Labs is warning that an email that spoofs a Microsoft.com corporate email account and claims to be an upgrade to the Kaspersky virus-fighting program, contains a Trojan horse…”
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“Once clicked, the attachment installs a backdoor Trojan called Apher…”
InfoWorld: Security at your Service 26-Aug-02 01:01:54 ET
Story Highlights:“While outsourcing even part of an IT security operation still draws qualms, organizations are being forced to recognize that the level of in-house security expertise needed to run a full-time business is too difficult and costly to acquire and maintain…”
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“As a result, many are placing more trust in MSSPs (managed security service providers)…”
The Register: NAI Beefs Up Sniffer, Surveillance with DragNet Buy 27-Aug-02 02:47:16 ET
Story Highlights:“Network Associates Inc reckons it has bought technology with the potential to give it a unique edge in the internet security marketplace, with the acquisition this week of privately held Traxess Inc of Lindon, Utah for an undisclosed sum…”
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“Traxess’s technology, currently in beta under the name DragNet, comprises a high-performance packet sniffer, storage system and analysis software that, the firm says, records all internet traffic at Gigabit speeds, allowing specific events or trends to be reconstructed and analyzed later…”
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