A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.
InformationWeek: Businesses Keep Spending On Security 28-Jan-02 03:26:29 ET
Story Highlights:“It’s still full speed ahead for information security specialists in 2002…”
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“Although IT expenditures for other areas are either staying level or being slashed, more money continues to be directed toward the defense of company networks…”
CBS News: Report: Hacking Is Increasing 28-Jan-02 14:35:20 ET
Story Highlights:“Computer attacks on companies were up sharply in the second half of 2001, reports a computer security corporation, which admitted it was surprised by the volume of verified cyber-assaults: At least 128,678…”
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“‘The volume of attacks on average per company is increasing about 79 percent over the six-month period of time…'”
The Register: Morpheus Application is ‘Safe’ 28-Jan-02 13:53:19 ET
Story Highlights:“Morpheus, the music and file-sharing application, is free of malicious code – although individual downloaded files carried by the service may be contaminated…”
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“According to recent Usenet reports some people were infected with Nimda worm variants after using MusicCity Morpheus…”
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