Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for December 10, 2002

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world. It’s Not Easy Being Breached 01-Dec-02 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“A veteran CIO of a New York city-based financial services company learned in July 2002 that several vital files had vanished from one of his company’s 25 servers…”

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“They soon discovered that a hacker had found his way through their firewall and wiped out all the production files on the server, leaving chaos and a couple of strangely labeled files in his wake…”

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Ananova: Organised Crime Escalating Online 09-Dec-02 15:29:33 ET

Story Highlights:“The head of the UK’s National Hi-tech Crime Unit has warned organised crime is escalating on the internet…”

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“Len Hynds opened the UK’s first E-crime Congress with a speech highlighting activities of web savvy organised criminals…”

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The Register: Web Pedos Crack into Corporate Servers 09-Dec-02 18:03:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Web paedophiles are turning to cracking techniques to cover their track, claims the head of the UK’s National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU)…”

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“Detective Chief Superintendent Les Hynds warned today of cases where pay-per-view child porn sites on corporate servers after gaining control to victims’ servers…”

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