Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for July 3, 2002

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

E-Commerce Times: Why E-Commerce Law Enforcement Is an Oxymoron 03-Jul-02 07:08:29 ET

Story Highlights:“In the few years since the Internet has become an important venue for commerce, communications and entertainment, so-called cybercops have tried to impose a variety of rules, regulations and guidelines to protect the interests of consumers and businesses…”

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“Unfortunately, however, no mechanism yet exists to enforce such initiatives…”

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TechWeb: The FBI Turns To IT 03-Jul-02 10:18:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Since 1908, the FBI has been instrumental in bagging bad guys from John Dillinger to John Gotti. But how well are the Feds adapting from tommy guns to cyberterror?…”

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“In the wake of Kevin Mitnick’s 1998 hackathon, the agency created the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC). But many IT pros say the FBI still isn’t doing enough to prevent cyberattacks…”

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Ananova: EU Warning for Microsoft Over Palladium Security Plan 02-Jul-02 10:18:05 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has been told it must ensure its new computer security plan doesn’t shut out competitors…”

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“New EU anti-trust enforcer Philip Lowe says Palladium must be compatible with other operating systems…”

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MSNBC: Europeans Bust Net Child Porn Ring 02-JuL-02 16:51:27 ET

Story Highlights:“Police in seven European countries struck Tuesday at a sophisticated child abuse and pornography ring dubbed ‘Shadowz Brotherhood,’ arresting 50 people and seizing computer equipment, CD-ROMs and videos…”

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“Police described the images created and distributed by the group as some of the most shocking they had ever seen…”

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The Register: Bug Puts Unix Servers in a BIND 02-Jul-02 12:15:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Security watchers are warning that a security flaw affecting Domain Name System servers running Unix could prove difficult to fix…”

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“A buffer overflow vulnerability in DNS Resolver Library represents a serious risk to many Unix system using the BIND or BSD resolver libraries…”

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1 Comment

  • Hi,
    My question is – how do I track down who is hacking into my computer? My security system has provided me with information.
    Can anyone here help?
    Thank You

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