Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for October 26, 2001

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

The Register: Nasty Email Gives ANTS a Case of Worms 26-Oct-01 12:05:20 ET

Story Highlights:“An email purporting to offer a patch to a Trojan horse scanner, popular in Germany, is actually an Internet worm…”

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“The Anset worm, which is doing the rounds on the Internet (and comes in three variants), spreads as an email attachment named ants3set.exe…”

Full Story on The Register

CBS News: Two New Viruses Play On Patriotism 25-Oct-01 11:46:37 ET

Story Highlights:“Osama bin Laden and the American Red Cross could be battling it out on your computer…”

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“They’re both computer viruses: The worm named after the Saudi-born fugitive accused of masterminding the attacks on the United States has surfaced in South Korea, while Septer is a Trojan horse that attempts to steal your credit card information by pretending to be a request from the Red Cross for a contribution…”

Full Story on CBS News

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