Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 24, 2002

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

The Register: Ebay Hacking Case Gets Weird 24-Jan-02 02:26:08 ET

Story Highlights:“A day of hearings Wednesday at a federal court in San Jose, Calif. ended with accused Ebay hacker Jerome Heckenkamp re-hiring his attorney, and the government accusing the 22-year-old computer expert of secretly accessing the Internet…”

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“Heckenkamp has been in custody since Friday, when he fired lawyer Jennifer Granick and persuaded U.S. magistrate Patricia Trumble to rescind the $50,000 in bail posted by a friend a year ago…”

Full Story on The Register

Wired: GovNet: What Is It Good For? 21-Jan-02 09:30:03 ET

Story Highlights:“Security experts are wondering just how many classified, ultra-secure networks the U.S. government really needs…”

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“Government officials may be wondering about that too, judging by the generally lukewarm interest in GovNet, intended to be a new secure network for government agency use…”

Full Story on Wired

The Register: Look What They’ve Done to My Database, Ma 23-Jan-02 17:40:04 ET

Story Highlights:“One in 10 corporate databases connected to the Internet had a breach of security last year…”

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“That’s the main finding from a survey of 750 US database developers which also reveals growing concern about security issues…”

Full Story on The Register

Fairfax I.T.: Hackers Target Home PCs as Easy Prey 23-Jan-02 20:15:39 ET

Story Highlights:“Home computer users are facing a rise in hacker activity since the September 11 terrorist attacks, experts say, as government and commercial systems have become much harder targets to crack…”

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“One authoritative study estimates that an unprotected computer on a broadband connection to the Internet will be ‘taken over’ within 24 hours, with a dozen or more attempts registered in the same time period…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

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