Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 25, 2002


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


ComputerWorld: Energy Firms Move To Thwart Cyberattacks 25-Feb-02 08:52:32 ET

Story Highlights:“Energy industry giants are preparing to make a major push into the information-sharing arena, hoping that a sophisticated alert system will protect the nation’s critical fuel infrastructure from physical assaults and cyberattacks…”

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“Following a model used in the financial services and high-tech industries, oil and gas companies have formed the Energy Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC)…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld


The Register: Cutting Edge P2P, Crypto Comes to Your PC 25-Feb-02 09:55:21 ET

Story Highlights:“The wonderful CodeCon conference that took place in San Francisco last weekend is now available as an audio stream…”

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“And in keeping with the true hackish nature of the event, the audio stream is a cross-platform DIY project in its own right…”

Full Story on The Register


CNN: Are Wireless Viruses Looming? 24-Feb-02 11:01:44 ET

Story Highlights:“Last year’s wave of new virus attacks could be duplicated this year — on wireless devices…”

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“Like their wireline cousins, wireless viruses can erase data or damage devices including mobile phones, PDAs, and laptops hooked up to wireless local area networks…”

Full Story on CNN


BBC: Tipping the Balance on Net Security 23-Feb-02 04:02:01 ET

Story Highlights:“Net security is going to get a lot worse before it gets better…”

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“So says Peter Tippett, the computer security pioneer who now runs TruSecure, a company dedicated to spotting the next big security problem before the vandals and malicious hackers exploit it…”

Full Story on BBC


Chicago Tribune: Computer Associates Reveals Threat to Security 22-Feb-02 15:05:10 ET

Story Highlights:“Last summer, researchers at a Finnish university discovered that hackers could use a common Internet language to break into corporate computer systems…”

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“Today the flaw is proving to be one of the biggest security concerns bedeviling high-tech companies…”

Full Story on Chicago Tribune


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