Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 2, 2002


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


IDG.net: How to Not Recover from Getting Hacked 02-Jan-02 08:23:19 ET

Story Highlights:“It’s a Fox Television special waiting to be made: When hackers attack…”

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“There’s blame and blunder, sensationalism and surprise, and a theme song whose sinister refrain reminds you that no onenot you, not your competitorreally knows the best way to respond to an information security breach…”

Full Story on IDG.net


The Register: E-mail Worm Eats Security Software 02-Jan-02 07:56:21 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer users returning after the New Year break are in danger from the latest mass mailing e-mail worms…”

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“The ZaCker (or Maldal.D) worm can delete antivirus software protection and a variety of critical system files from the PCs of unwary users…”

Full Story on The Register


ABCNews: Computer Viruses, Worms Cost PC Users Billions in 2001 31-Dec-01 21:25:30 ET

Story Highlights:“The year 2001 was huge for viruses…”

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“By December, corporations alone had spent an estimated $12.3 billion to clean up damage caused by malicious computer worms and viruses…”

Full Story on ABCNews


Internet.com: TruSecure Official Makes Bad Bug Bet 02-Jan-02 10:53:02 ET

Story Highlights:“TruSecure Corp.’s director of malicious code research, Roger Thompson, says to expect 2002 to be as buggy as 2001…”

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“Thompson’s predictions for information security incidences for early 2002 include…”

Full Story on Internet.com


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