Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for June 20, 2002

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

BBC: Army Websites Expose Security Data 18-Jun-02 09:24:54 ET

Story Highlights:“US Army websites have been criticised for publishing potentially sensitive information that could be of use to terrorists…”

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“An audit by the Department of Defense found that official sites contained information such as operational plans and soldiers’ personal details…”

Full Story on BBC

InfoWorld: Bush Urges Private Sector To Shore Up Networks 19-Jun-02 05:27:41 ET

Story Highlights:“The Bush administration has taken its efforts to bolster private sector support for critical infrastructure protection on the road to encourage companies to shore up their networks against hackers and cyberterrorists on their own before the government will be forced to step in with regulations…”

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“The federal government’s effort, first launched by President Clinton, is geared to boost protection of the IT systems that run 85 percent to 90 percent of the critical infrastructure in the country…”

Full Story on InfoWorld

Washington Post: New Security Software Gets Jump on Cyberattacks 19-Jun-02 16:45:18 ET

Story Highlights:“In 2001, the Federal Computer Incident Response Center was notified of 6,683 attacks, ranging from defacing Web sites to break-ins of an agency’s central ‘root’ servers…”

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“These numbers have many industry and government officials worried whether agencies have enough manpower to keep up with the increasing number of attacks on their computer systems…”

Full Story on Washington Post

InfoWorld: Forum Systems Unveils XML Security Appliance 19-Jun-02 12:59:43 ET

Story Highlights:“Despite the nascent promise of XML and Web services, one issue continues to hinder widespread adoption of the technology, according to both market observers and vendors: security…”

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“A handful of companies are attempting to bridge this gap with software, but on Wednesday a new company added its name to the list of hopefuls when Forum Systems announced its Sentry hardware security appliance…”

Full Story on InfoWorld

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