Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 1, 2002


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


CNN: Hacking Victims’ ID To Stay Secret 01-Nov-02 10:11:45 ET

Story Highlights:“Senior law enforcement officials assured technology executives Thursday that government will increasingly work to keep secret the names of companies that become victims to major hacking crimes, along with any sensitive corporate disclosures that could prove embarrassing…”

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“The effort, described at a cybercrime conference in northern Virginia, is designed to encourage businesses to report such attacks and build public confidence in Internet security…”

Full Story on CNN


ComputerUser: Pentagon Computers Getting Tougher for Hackers To Crack 01-Nov-02 09:39:56 ET

Story Highlights:“The Department of Defense’s computer networks were probed by hackers 14,500 times last year, with just 70 getting in…”

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“Of those, only three caused any damage — and they were the same viruses that hobbled the private computer networks…”

Full Story on ComputerUser


MacWeek: Mac OS Among Least Prone to Attack 31-Oct-02 17:40:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Apple Computer Inc.’s Macintosh was among the computer operating systems least prone to attack and damage from malicious hackers, worms and viruses in 2002, while Microsoft Corp.’s Windows and the Linux operating systems were the most vulnerable, according to a report by technology risk management company mi2g Ltd…”

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“The report, which will be released Friday, presents data on the discovery of software vulnerabilities and incidents of digital attack for 2002…”

Full Story on MacWeek


The Register: BugBear Tops Virus Charts as Klez Refuses To Die 31-Oct-02 13:10:12 ET

Story Highlights:“The nasty BugBear worm finally displaced the irksome Klez-H as the most common virus circulating on the Internet this month…”

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“That’s according to monthly statistics from managed services firm MessageLabs, which show it blocked 576,286 copies of BugBear over the last four weeks…”

Full Story on The Register


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