Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for November 1, 2001


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


MSNBC: Popular Cartoon DVD Has Virus 31-Oct-01 18:52:03 ET

Story Highlights:“Warner Bros. confirmed Wednesday that the ‘Meet the Beat Alls’ disc, released a week ago by Warner Home Video, has been recalled because the DVD spreads the ‘FunLove’ computer virus to any PC that installs the supplemental software…”

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“Three programs on the disc are apparently infected, including the installer…”

Full Story on MSNBC


The Register: MSN.co.uk Virus Alert is False Alarm 31-Oct-01 13:49:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Many subscribers of MSN.co.uk were told that the site was infected by a virus when they logged on this morning. But it was a false alarm…”

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“Surfers using Norton Anti-Virus are told that a Trojan horse has been detected in a Vbs (Visual Basic Script) file on the site (www.msn.co.uk/webinclude/mc.vbs), which will appear in the cache of a user’s browsers after visiting the site…”

Full Story on The Register


Ananova: Australian Hacker Jailed for Disrupting Sewage System 31-Oct-01 18:56:54 ET

Story Highlights:“An Australian has been jailed for hacking into council computers and getting them to pump raw sewage into public waterways…”

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“Vitek Boden, of Brisbane, was sentenced to two years after being found guilty of 30 charges involving computer hacking, theft and environmental vandalism…”

Full Story on Ananova


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