Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for July 24, 2001

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

Ananova: Pentagon Temporarily Shuts Down Websites to Guard Against Virus 24-Jul-01 05:27:21 ET

Story Highlights:“The Pentagon has temporarily shut down its websites to protect them from the Code Red computer virus…”

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“A spokeswoman says most Defence Department websites were made inaccessible to the public just as a precaution…”

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Wired: Pentagon Shuts Down Websites 23-Jul-01 20:35:53 ET

Story Highlights:“The U.S. Pentagon temporarily shut down public access to its Web sites Monday to make sure they are protected against a new computer threat known as the ‘Code Red’ worm…”

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“Pentagon computer security experts were instructed to install repair programs, commonly known as patches, to make their computers impenetrable to the worm before…”

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CNN: Adobe Asks Charges be Dropped Against Hacker 24-Jul-01 04:17:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Software maker Adobe Systems has asked the U.S. government to drop charges against a hacker accused of circumventing an Adobe program for electronic books…”

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“Adobe said the prosecution of a 26-year-old Russian software programmer ‘is not conducive to the best interest’ of any of those involved or the industry…”

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Wired: Love Bug, SirCam Neck and Neck 23-Jul-01 15:05:50 ET

Story Highlights:“‘I send you this file in order to have your advice…'”

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“Does that line sound familiar? If so, you’re one of the thousands of Internet users around the world who have received the SirCam virus since it was released into the wild last week…”

Full Story on Wired

ZDNET: SirCam Worm Puts Secrets at Risk 23-Jul-01 17:06:35 ET

Story Highlights:“The SirCam worm continued to gain momentum Monday, carrying with it the potential not only to slow corporate e-mail servers but also to send along company secrets…”

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“The worm, which cropped up last week, continued to infect systems across the world over the weekend…”

Full Story on ZDNET

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