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…”
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…'”
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…”
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