Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for July 19, 2001


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


Newsbytes: New E-Mail Worm SirCam Causing Consternation 19-Jul-01 08:10:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Anti-virus forces around the world have issued warnings about an insidious new worm called SirCam…”

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“The worm, although not explicitly causing damage on users’ systems, is notable because of its ability to suck data from the attacked machines and pipe it to its creators across the Internet…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


Ananova: Esecurity Firm Warns of Threat From Titled Virus 19-Jul-01 10:24:13 ET

Story Highlights:“Experts are warning email users to be on the lookout for Sir Cam, a potentially damaging computer virus…”

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“Baltimore Technologies say Sir Cam is the latest virus to spread using email address books…”

Full Story on Ananova


The Register: IIS Worm Made to Packet Whitehouse.gov 19-Jul-01 06:04:48 ET

Story Highlights:“Just when you thought you were finally safe from cyberwar with China, some dumb bastard has to go and create a worm targeting the White House Web site with distributed packet floods, and defacing IIS servers along the way with…”

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“The worm attacks what’s now called the .ida vulnerability, an unchecked buffer in the IIS Indexing Service ISAPI filter, which, if exploited, can yield system-level access to an intruder…”

Full Story on The Register


Newsbytes: New Zealand Hacker Convicted In Landmark Case 19-Jul-01 05:54:48 ET

Story Highlights:“A landmark court case in New Zealand has resulted in the conviction of a hacker who in 1998 deleted thousands of home pages from a server based in the U.S…”

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“Andrew Garrett was convicted in the Manukau District Court this week in the first case of its kind in New Zealand…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


The Age: Commonwealth Tries to Reassure Online Customers 18-Jul-01 20:12:40 ET

Story Highlights:“The Commonwealth Bank today tried to reassure its customers after a computer technician claimed online accounts could be accessed by hackers…”

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“Bank spokeswoman Bernadette Hyfield refused to say if the bank’s online system could be hacked but stressed no accounts had been accessed and that customers’ money was safe…”

Full Story on The Age


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