Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 20, 2002


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


ABCNews: Cyberspace Still Vulnerable to Attack 19-Feb-02 12:17:19 ET

Story Highlights:“The tech industry needs to work harder to stop cyberterrorism, the Bush administration’s top high-tech security adviser said…”

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“‘Our enemies will be smart and we can never underestimate them,’ Richard Clarke told a group of computer science faculty and students at the University of California, Berkeley…”

Full Story on ABCNews


The Register: German Worm Makes PCs Kaput 19-Feb-02 12:50:21 ET

Story Highlights:“A computer virus which poses as a message from a newsletter from Trojaner Info, a popular German antivirus portal, has made its debut on the Net…”

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“The Yarner worm, is a mass mailer, which spreads using its own SMTP routine – if a user is foolish enough to execute an infected attachment…”

Full Story on The Register


CNN: Virus Smuggling Risk for Outlook Express Users 18-Feb-02 08:30:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Morningstar Inc.’s Canadian subsidiary is being forced to spend thousands of dollars on a security audit to reassure users about the safety of its investment-research Web site after a hacker claimed that he had broken into the unit’s servers and accessed confidential customer information…”

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“Officials at Toronto-based Morningstar Canada said the unit doesn’t maintain any private information on the Web site, making the security concerns a moot point…”

Full Story on CNN


CNN: eBay Identity Theft Hits Close to Home 18-Feb-02 08:28:12 ET

Story Highlights:“Imagine Melissa Perenson’s surprise when a Good Samaritan suggested by e-mail last week that she withdraw her recent eBay bid for a notebook because the seller appeared fraudulent…”

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“She hadn’t placed a bid on the site since before Christmas. Turns out somebody commandeered her eBay identity and went on to win two separate bids…”

Full Story on CNN


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