Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for June 18, 2002

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

MSNBC: Survey: Cyberterror Threat Ignored 17-Jun-02 21:06:34 ET

Story Highlights:“Headlines about the arrest of a man suspected of plotting to attack the United States with a “dirty” radioactive bomb reinforces the point that terrorist attacks can take many forms…”

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“Attacks on computer networks are one such form. But businesses, while aware of the risk, are slow to pay money or attention to cybersecurity…”

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CNN: Flaw Exposes Holes in Alert System 18-Jun-02 10:06:37 ET

Story Highlights:“A security bug was found in software used by millions of Web sites. Private experts alerted users and the FBI’s computer security division…”

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“Problem is, they didn’t tell the maker of the software. Then they issued the wrong prescription for fixing the flaw…”

Full Story on CNN

Wired: Nigeria Hoax Spawns Copycats 18-Jun-02 02:00:41 ET

Story Highlights:“For most recipients of e-mail, the Nigerian spam scam is a familiar sight…”

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“But if recent tallies of spam complaints are any indication, perpetrators of the well-known fraud are changing their tactics. Fraud experts say the scam is too famous to work in its original form…”

Full Story on Wired

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