Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 22, 2002


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


MSNBC: Hackers Attack Sites in Infancy 21-Mar-02 12:45:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Hackers attacked an unknown number of undeveloped Web domains registered with VeriSign Inc.s Network Solutions unit Tuesday, replacing ‘under construction’ pages with a message referring to a Brazilian hacker group…”

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“The attack involved servers operated by Interland Inc., an Atlanta-based hosting firm, under an outsourcing contract with Herndon-based Network Solutions…”

Full Story on MSNBC


The Register: Bill Clinton Virus Proves User Security Sucks 22-Mar-02 10:02:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Virus writers have disguised a malicious worm as a screensaver promising to make fun at the expense of former US president Bill Clinton…”

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“Caric-A, which is spreading on the Internet, albeit it to no particularly harmful effect, normally arrives in an email with the subject ‘bill caricature’ and an attachment named ‘cari.scr…'”

Full Story on The Register


Irish Times: Firms Weave Honeynet To Monitor Hacker Behaviour 22-Mar-02 08:17:22 ET

Story Highlights:“Three firms have joined forces to create a non-profit organisation in Dublin to research and monitor the behaviour and motives of hackers, and share this information with the computer community…”

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“The Irish ‘honeynet’ project will mimic a US honeynet project established in April 1999 by Mr Lance Spitzner, a senior architect at Sun Microsystems…”

Full Story on Irish Times


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