Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 22, 2003


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


ABCNews: Games of (Security) Chance 22-Jan-03 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“If you play any of the games containing GameSpy, a piece of gaming software that allows many people to play together online, a hacker could flood your computer with data, causing a denial-of-service (DOS) attack…”

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“Exploiting a hole in the GameSpy protocol could also shut down an entire gaming network or flood a website with data in a denial-of-service attack…”

Full Story on ABCNews


TechWeb: SANs in Need of a Security Plan 22-Jan-03 10:59:34 ET

Story Highlights:“With attacks on the rise and security spending down, the last thing guardians of the network can afford is another exposed flank…”

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“But if they haven’t been beefing up their storage networks, that’s exactly what they have…”

Full Story on TechWeb


BBC: Virus Sentence Sends Out Shockwaves 21-Jan-03 20:20:12 ET

Story Highlights:“The two-year prison sentence handed down to programmer Simon Vallor is expected to hit hard in the bedrooms and studies of computer users around the world…”

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“Vallor was convicted of three counts of releasing a computer virus contrary to section three of the Computer Misuse Act of 1990…”

Full Story on BBC


MSNBC: Identity-Theft Complaints Double 22-Jan-03 08:04:10 ET

Story Highlights:“Complaints about identity theft nearly doubled in 2002 as the fast-growing crime topped the government’s list of consumer frauds for a third consecutive year…”

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“The Federal Trade Commission reports that 43 percent of roughly 380,000 complaints involved the hijacking of someone’s identity information, such as credit card or Social Security number, to steal money or commit fraud…”

Full Story on MSNBC


The Register: Web-Based Single Sign-On Sales Shoot Up 22-Jan-03 14:02:19 ET

Story Highlights:“Web-based single sign-on (SSO) is emerging as the key driver within the security 3A (authentication, authorisation and administration) market…”

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“Authentication, authorization and administration technologies are keys for enterprises to expand trusted relationships with customers, partners, suppliers and channels across the Web…”

Full Story on The Register


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