Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 17, 2002


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


E-Commerce Times: The New War on Cybercrime 17-Jan-02 10:01:30 ET

Story Highlights:“The U.S. government has been quietly taking some giant steps forward over the past few weeks in the fight against cybercrime…”

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“But just how serious are the feds in tracking and punishing those who perpetrate crimes online?…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times


The Washington Post: Fear Factor: Hacker’s Sinister E-Mails Prompt Concerns 16-Jan-02 02:16:54 ET

Story Highlights:“Ruth Woods reread the peculiar e-mail but couldn’t make sense of it. The subject was ‘Account Troubles…'”

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“The sender: a ‘Mr. Zilterio.’ The message: that her accounts with webcertificate.com and ecount.com had been hacked and her private financial information stolen…”

Full Story on The Washington Post


ZDNET: Turning Script Kiddies Into Programmers 16-Jan-02 05:33:02 ET

Story Highlights:“In terms of nicknames, script kiddie is the lowest on the totem pole…”

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“‘Hacker,’ either white hat (good) or black hat (bad), is the most commonly used term for people who find software vulnerabilities. The term ‘cracker’ applies to those who break into software or Web servers, often with criminal intentions. Then comes Script Kiddie…”

Full Story on ZDNET


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