Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for November 26, 2001


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


MSNBC: FBI Software Cracks Encryption Wall 21-Nov-01 13:51:42 ET

Story Highlights:“Magic Lantern installs so-called ‘keylogging’ software on a suspect’s machine that is capable of capturing keystrokes typed on a computer…”

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“This is breaking new ground for law enforcement, to be planting viruses on target computers,’ Sobel said. ‘It raises a new set of issues that neither Congress nor the courts have ever dealt with…”

Full Story on MSNBC


Internet.com: Personal Data Stripped from Playboy.com 20-Nov-01 16:21:19 ET

Story Highlights:“A group of hackers calling themselves ‘ingreslock 1524,’ busted into Playboy.com and e-mailed customers their names, credit card numbers and expiration…”

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“The group allegedly threatened to use the information so that it would result in ‘over 10 million dollars worth of fraud claims’ made to credit card and insurance companies and somewhat…”

Full Story on Internet.com


The Register: MS Makes its Pitch on Security, Cyber Terror to House 20-Nov-01 04:19:23 ET

Story Highlights:“One of the industry security chiefs strutting their stuff in front of a US congressional subcommittee has been Microsoft Chief Security Howard Schmidt, shameless plugging the ‘good works’ his company’s execs do…”

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“He wants tougher penalties for the people the Feds currently can’t catch, more money to help them catch them, state-of-the-art technology equivalent to that used by hackers, and increased funding…”

Full Story on The Register


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