Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 6, 2003


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


PCWorld: Security Threats To Beware of in 2003 03-Jan-03 20:11:12 ET

Story Highlights:“The New Year is often a time to make a new start…”

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“Unfortunately, that includes viruses, worms, adware, spyware, and all the threats that pose a risk to your PC. In 2003, you have plenty to worry about, and experts warn, those threats aren’t always what you expect…”

Full Story on PCWorld


ComputerWorld: Cyberthreats Not To Be Dismissed, Warns Clarke 03-Jan-03 11:12:07 ET

Story Highlights:“The U.S. has ignored warning signs before: two attempts by al-Qaeda in 1994 to use airplanes as weapons, as well as public statements in 2000 about terrorists being trained as pilots…”

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“Now Richard Clarke, chairman of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, is trying to prevent new warning signs from being ignored — signs that al-Qaeda’s brand of terrorism has a growing cyber element and that the nation’s economy is at risk…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld


The Register: NTL in Alleged Hack Probe 06-Jan-03 15:23:40 ET

Story Highlights:“NTL has launched an internal investigation following allegations that a Web site critical of the company was hacked by someone from within the cableco…”

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“The alleged incident, which took place on New Year’s Eve, resulted in subscribers of ntlhell.co.uk receiving an email containing the phrase ‘ntlhell.co.uk is shitntlhell.co.uk’ repeated almost 300 times…”

Full Story on The Register


BBC: Online Child Safety Drive Launched 03-Jan-03 13:25:15 ET

Story Highlights:“A 1m advertising campaign warning of the dangers of internet paedophiles is being launched by the government…”

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“The television, radio and website messages, being broadcast throughout January, aim to make parents and youngsters aware of how to surf the web safely…”

Full Story on BBC


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