Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for July 11, 2001

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

ZDNET: Security Showdown: Black Hat vs. Def Con 11-Jul-01 07:53:12 ET

Story Highlights:“Las Vegas plays host to two separate security conferences this week — one for people who guard computer systems, another for those who break into them…”

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“System administrators and hackers, CIOs and script kiddies will all gather in the desert to trade information, swap stories and take each other’s measure…”

Full Story on ZDNET

Newsbytes: Bogus Microsoft Bulletin Spreads Internet Worm 10-Jul-01 13:09:44 ET

Story Highlights:“Anti-virus experts today warned of program masquerading as a security patch from Microsoft Corp. [Nasdaq: MSFT] that contains a new variant of a dangerous Internet worm…”

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“The worm, which security researchers have named W32.Leave.B.Worm, is the latest incarnation of Leave, a mysterious, self-propagating program that prompted an advisory from the FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center last month…”

Full Story on Newsbytes

Wired: Online Crime a Tough Collar 11-Jul-01 02:00:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Few state and local police departments are prepared to handle the onslaught of electronic crimes because of a lack of resources and training…”

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“‘These are very complicated cases to prosecute. We’re not talking about street crimes,’ said Ronda Ellcessor, the spokeswoman for the National Cybercrime Training Partnership, a joint effort between the Justice Department and the National White Collar Crime Center…”

Full Story on Wired

Ananova: Legalise Cannabis Virus Spreads Across Web 11-Jul-01 07:58:29 ET

Story Highlights:“A new computer virus is seeking to drum up support for legalising cannabis…”

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“According to antivirus firm Sophos, ‘W32/Marijuana’ is the latest e-mail virus to spread across computer systems using Microsoft Outlook address books…”

Full Story on Ananova

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