Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for June 27, 2002


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


MSNBC: Cyber-Attacks By al Qaeda Feared 26-Jun-02 23:06:40 ET

Story Highlights:“Late last fall, Detective Chris Hsiung of the Mountain View, Calif., police department began investigating a suspicious pattern of surveillance against Silicon Valley computers…”

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“From the Middle East and South Asia, unknown browsers were exploring the digital systems used to manage Bay Area utilities and government offices…”

Full Story on MSNBC


Washington Post: IT Experts Say Government Not Ready for Cyber Attack 26-Jun-02 10:00:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Government officials know that cyber-threats exist, but they are not acting fast enough to prevent a serious attack, according to a survey of technology professionals…”

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“Almost half of information technology workers who participated in the survey think a major cyber-attack in the United States is likely to occur in the next 12 months. And nearly three-quarters think there is a gap between the likelihood of a major cyber-attack in the United States and the government’s ability to defend itself…”

Full Story on Washington Post


The Register: OpenSSH Hits the Fan 26-Jun-02 12:46:12 ET

Story Highlights:“A serious vulnerability in default installation of OpenSSH on the OpenBSD operating system has come to light…”

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“A vulnerability exists within the ‘challenge-response’ authentication mechanism in the OpenSSH daemon (sshd)…”

Full Story on The Register


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