Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for June 28, 2001


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


Industry Standard: Europe: Net Crime-Stoppers 27-Jun-01 12:16:23 ET

Story Highlights:“Online outlaws beware: Global law enforcement is escalating the fight against cybercrime…”

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“Meeting late last week in Strasbourg, France, the Council of Europe — a group of 43 European nations — put the final touches on a treaty it has been working on with Canada, Japan, South Africa and the United States since 1997…”

Full Story on Industry Standard


ZDNET UK: Hacker Gets What He Wants at Burger King Web Site 27-Jun-01 12:07:34 ET

Story Highlights:“The UK Web site of the fast food chain Burger King was defaced on Tuesday for the third time this year, this time by a hacker operating under the nickname of MrAgent…”

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“The Burger King homepage at www.burgerking.co.uk was replaced with an attack on the company’s marketing line ‘whatever you want, you got it…'”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


Newsbytes: Armey Rips Federal Privacy, Security Lapses 27-Jun-01 18:24:21 ET

Story Highlights:“Calling the U.S. Government the nation’s ‘biggest privacy offender,’ House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, said today that Congress must redouble its efforts to stamp out federal privacy abuses…”

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“In a speech before the conservative Federalist Society, Armey today urged his fellow right-wingers to support efforts aimed at curtailing the electronic information gathering powers of government agencies…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


ZDNET: Retool Delays Hackers’ Free-Speech App 27-Jun-01 20:22:28 ET

Story Highlights:“An ambitious attempt by an international coalition of hackers to create a file-sharing program that can defeat censorship has gone back to the drawing board…”

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“While the program was expected to be released at Def Con, the well-known hacker to-do, the group has decided to solve some sticky technical problems first…”

Full Story on ZDNET


The Register: LDAP Flap as Passwords Put at Risk 27-Jun-01 12:56:32 ET

Story Highlights:“A flaw with the way Microsoft allows access to LDAP directories over the Internet could permit crackers to gain passwords and hack into database servers…”

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“The vulnerable function is only available if a server has been configured to support LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) over SSL sessions, which security experts said severely limits the scope of the bug…”

Full Story on The Register


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