Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for May 11, 2001


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


The Register: Solaris/IIS Worm Hits 9000 Boxes in 48 Hours 11-May-01 07:29:49 ET

Story Highlights:“The quite reliable hacker tracker attrition.org is reporting that nearly nine thousand machines had been auto-defaced by the sadmind/IIS worm as of Tuesday, making it one of the most effective little scripts ever loosed on the Net…”

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“Attrition has posted the IPs of all the boxes known to have been hit, and mirrored the default defacement to boot…”

Full Story on The Register


ZDNET: Homepage Worm Hits 14,000 Worldwide 11-May-01 08:42:58 ET

Story Highlights:“The fast spreading Homepage worm has hit around 14,000 computers on its round the world trip…”

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“Antivirus experts warn that although the pornography virus has been contained, there is still the danger of re-infection…”

Full Story on ZDNET


Newsbytes: Experts Say New Worm Behind Jump In NT Web-Server Hacks 10-May-01 16:55:46 ET

Story Highlights:“A newly discovered weakness in some Web hosts running software from Microsoft and a new Internet worm that is automatically defacing Web pages have helped hackers compromise thousands of servers over the last few days…”

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“The CERT Coordination Center, a clearing house for Internet security issues based at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., reported today that Web pages on ‘several thousand’ servers had been defaced…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


Ananova: E-mail Virus Derails Missing Girl Search 11-May-01 04:08:10 ET

Story Highlights:“An e-mail virus is derailing an internet campaign aimed at finding a missing five-year-old girl in Canada…”

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“The e-mail virus apparently contains information about Jessica and an attachment claiming to hold more information on the case…”

Full Story on Ananova


The Register: Sophos Rebuffs Virus-Spreading Charge 11-May-01 07:14:21 ET

Story Highlights:“Antivirus vendor Sophos has been forced to deny spreading viruses itself after the virus scanner of rival McAfee flagged up an alert as a copy of the Homepage virus…”

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“Sophos said that some versions of McAfee’s VirusScan issued the false alarm because its write up of the Homepage virus used…”

Full Story on The Register


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