Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 26, 2002


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


E-Commerce Times: E-Commerce in the Shadow of the Hackers 26-Nov-02 08:22:40 ET

Story Highlights:“In the wake of massive denial-of-service attacks on the Internet’s DNS root servers, the likelihood of an attack that could crash the Internet — and bring e-commerce to a screeching halt — seems far greater than it once did…”

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“Would e-shoppers return after such an event, especially considering that they must trust sites with their credit card data?…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times


BBC: Risk of Internet Collapse Rising 26-Nov-02 16:42:47 ET

Story Highlights:“Simulated attacks on key internet hubs have shown how vulnerable the worldwide network is to disruption by disaster or terrorist action…”

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“If an attack or disaster destroyed the major nodes of the internet, the network itself could begin to unravel, warn the scientists who carried out the simulations…”

Full Story on BBC


Fairfax I.T.: New Email Worm Detected 25-Nov-02 19:11:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Anti-virus software maker F-Secure has reported the presence of a new email worm called Winevar…”

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“The company has ranked it as a level 2 alert — a new worm causing large infections which might be local to a specific region…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


MSNBC: Another Net Domain System Attacked 25-Nov-02 15:54:20 ET

Story Highlights:“An Internet attack flooded domain name system provider UltraDNS with a deluge of data late last week, causing administrators to scramble to keep the servers that host .info and other domains up and running…”

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“The assault sent nearly 2 million requests per second to each device connecting the network to the Internet — many times greater than normal — during the four hours of peak activity that hit the company early Thursday morning…”

Full Story on MSNBC


IDG.net: Experts Warn of Buffer Overflow Flaw in Solaris 26-Nov-02 07:10:59 ET

Story Highlights:“A vulnerability in Solaris puts systems running the Sun Microsystems Inc. operating system at risk of being taken over by an attacker…”

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“A buffer overflow flaw lies in Sun’s implementation of the X Windows Font Service (XFS), which serves font files to clients and runs by default on all versions of Solaris…”

Full Story on IDG.net


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