Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for July 2, 2002

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

The Register: Cyberwar Is Hell 02-Jul-02 05:07:06 ET

Story Highlights:“Cyberwar is Hell, but never too hellish for feverish salesmanship…”

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“Take, for example, McAfee’s recent botched attempt to sell the public on the merits of the fiendish ‘JPEG virus’ said to be hanging over beloved digital stockpiles of family photos and Swedish pornography like the sword of Damocles. The corporate deployment of fear and loathing started strong but quickly fizzled…”

Full Story on The Register

Ananova: Klez-H Tops Half-Year Virus Chart 02-Jul-02 13:31:03 ET

Story Highlights:“The Klez-H virus has topped Sophos’ virus top ten for the first half of 2002…”

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“The worm accounted for almost 30% of all infections reported to the anti-virus firm’s helpdesk…”

Full Story on Ananova

The Register: New IE Spy Progie Exploits DCOM 02-Jul-02 05:31:52 ET

Story Highlights:“A group of Japanese security enthusiasts has developed a little tool called IE’en which exposes traffic between an IE user and any server he’s contacting, including logins and passwords over HTTPS…”

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“To use the tool it’s necessary to log in as a current user on a Win-NT or 2K system. Of course if someone can log into your account they already have a great deal of your life in their hands and this is only going to give them a little bit more…”

Full Story on The Register

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