A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.
ZDNET: Report: FBI Falls Short Against Cybercrime 26-Jul-01 12:46:34 ET
Story Highlights:“U.S. government efforts to halt computer-based crimes have been hampered by a shortage of qualified staff and incomplete information from private companies affected by the attacks, according to a congressional report released on Wednesday…”
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“The report, prepared by the General Accounting Office, Congress investigative arm, said that while the FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center had helped that agency to investigate computer crime and laid a foundation for efforts by other agencies, it had not come close to fulfilling its potential…”
ZDNET: ‘Code Red’: What Went Wrong? 27-Jul-01 09:20:57 ET
Story Highlights:“At midnight Thursday, July 19 GMT, more than 350,000 servers infected with the so-called Code Red worm stopped hammering the Internet with scans searching for vulnerable computers…”
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“Instead, the servers targeted an Internet address used as the hub for the White House’s public Web site with a denial-of-service attack of such proportions that some feared parts of the Internet would shut down, unable to cope with the unprecedented flood of data…”
Ananova: Welsh Local Government Sites Hacked 26-Jul-01 11:36:28 ET
Story Highlights:“Local government sites in Wales have been attacked by hackers who placed obscene messages…”
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“Carmarthenshire County Council, Pembrokeshire County Council and Abergavenny’s official town website were all targeted…”
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