Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for July 1, 2002

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world. Who’s Protecting Cyberspace? 28-Jun-02 22:01:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Protecting the nation’s cybersecurity is becoming a federal priority, as experts warn that cyberterrorists could target not only networks, but also many services and infrastructure operations controlled by computers…”

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“The Homeland Security Act is President Bush’s solution, but as the plan makes its way through Congress, government officials are raising concerns and suggesting additional precautions…”

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Ananova: Computer Bugs ‘Mirror Human Viruses’ 30-Jun-02 19:16:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer viruses mirror their human equivalents in the way they behave, are structured and even in the threat they pose…”

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“Following a year-long investigation, experts in medicine and technology believe they have discovered parallels between the two viruses which could help in the fight against them…”

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ComputerWorld: Worm Exploits Apache Vulnerability on FreeBSD 01-JuL-02 09:51:49 ET

Story Highlights:“A worm that can compromise systems running the Apache Web server on the FreeBSD operating system is crawling the Internet, but its spread and impact are limited…”

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“The worm takes advantage of a known security hole in Apache Web servers by scanning the Internet and installing a backdoor application when it finds a vulnerable Web server…”

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InternetWeek: ISS Takes Measure Of Internet Security Risks 28-Jun-02 13:10:28 ET

Story Highlights:“Security vendor Internet Security Systems on Friday released its quarterly report on cyberattack trends, an intriguing look into potential enterprise vulnerabilities…”

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“ISS bases the survey, called the Internet Risk Impact Summary Report, on attacks on information gathered by its X-Force security research organization…”

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MSNBC: Ex-hacker Mitnick Writing Book 30-Jun-02 18:06:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Barred by the terms of his probation from messing with computers, ex-convict hacker Kevin Mitnick has turned to writing about them, baring the tricks of his former trade in a forthcoming book…”

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“An advance copy of the book, ‘The Art of Deception,’ describes more than a dozen scenarios where tricksters dupe computer network administrators into divulging passwords, encryption keys and other coveted security details. But its all fiction. Or so says Mitnick…”

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