Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for June 14, 2001

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

The Age: Teen Hacker Wanted to Cripple Websites 13-Jun-01 19:41:50 ET

Story Highlights:“A 16-year-old computer hacker illegally used software to last year cripple major internet sites, including CNN and Yahoo!, witnesses told a sentencing hearing in Canada today…”

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“The youth, known by the online nickname Mafiaboy, ignored a warning on the software that its use on the public internet was illegal and could lead to prosecution…”

Full Story on The Age

E-Commerce Times: Cybercrime Fighters Lobby Congress for Support 13-Jun-01 18:07:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Cybercrime fighters are scheduled to continue lobbying U.S. Congress on Thursday for more money and power to combat hackers, con artists and other cyber crooks…”

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“‘No one knows the full extent of the fraud being committed on the Internet,’ Thomas T. Kubic, deputy assistant director for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), told the House of Representatives subcommittee on crime Tuesday…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times

ZDNET: Security Sites Hit by Graffiti Gang 13-Jun-01 17:23:09 ET

Story Highlights:“In what appears to be a response to the geek-chic equivalent of a dare, a notorious group of online vandals has begun defacing security company Web sites…”

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“The group, known as PoizonB0x, put its online graffiti on 12 sites in the past week, according to hacking and security site…”

Full Story on ZDNET

Ananova: Nosey Employees Threaten Company Security 13-Jun-01 20:12:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Nosey employees are the biggest security threat facing IT managers, according to a new report…”

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“Inquisitive workers gaining access to prohibited areas of company networks are a bigger headache than virus attacks, claims information security company Integralis…”

Full Story on Ananova

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