Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 4, 2002

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

MSNBC: FBI Says Windows Fix is Adequate 03-Jan-02 15:45:35 ET

Story Highlights:“The FBI has reversed its advice for computer users trying to protect themselves against serious flaws in the latest version of Windows…”

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“Applying the free fix from Microsoft Corp. is adequate, after all…”

Full Story on MSNBC

CBS News: Home Computers A Tempting Target 04-Jan-02 05:33:12 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer hackers, once satisfied to test their skills on large companies, are turning their sights on home computers that are faster, more powerful and less secure than ever before…”

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“The hackers can steal your identity, destroy your data or use your computer to launch attacks on Web sites or your friends…”

Full Story on CBS News

The Register: Nvidia Settles Dutch Hacking Lawsuit 04-Jan-02 09:49:05 ET

Story Highlights:“Nvidia has settled a lawsuit brought against two computer enthusiasts who published confidential information after allegedly hacking into the graphic chip firm’s Web site…”

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“The two, aged 19 and 21, posted ‘intellectual property and information about unannounced products’ on enthusiast site M3DZone after posing as employees and Nvidia partners…”

Full Story on The Register

ZDNET: ‘Junkyard’ Viruses Take a Toll 03-Jan-02 05:33:15 ET

Story Highlights:“As antivirus companies look back to log the year’s busiest viruses, it seems virtuoso worm writing has gone out of style…”

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“And the fact that SirCam–a relatively unsophisticated program–spread so widely fits the year’s pattern…”

Full Story on ZDNET

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1 Comment

  • I AM very new to this computer stuff, but I need some advice. I know someone who is infecting other people’s comps with viruses, and he totally shut down mine. I don’t know how or where to report him, and I would like to know if anyone can tell me what to do. When he is on IRC, if someone says something to him he doesn’t like, he floods their comp with packets, or does what he calls “smurfing” them, or just crashes their comp. He needs to be stopped, and I don’t know how to go about reporting him to the proper officials. Could someone please e-mail me with some help? Thanks.

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