Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for October 3, 2001

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

Computer User: Check Point Mum on Alleged Sudan Bank Hack 03-Oct-01 03:12:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Israeli information technology security firm Check Point says a German’s claim that he hacked into a Sudan bank with possible links to Osama bin Laden ‘cannot be substantiated…'”

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“The claims were made last week by hacker-turned-terrorism-opponent Kim Schmitz, who said his U.K.-based team of hackers had gained entry into computers installed with Check Point FireWall-1 software at the AlShamal Islamic Bank in Sudan…”

Full Story on Computer User

ABCNews: Hackers Post Anti-U.S. Message on Hungarian National Security Office’s Web Site 02-Oct-01 13:25:19 ET

Story Highlights:“Hackers broke into the Hungarian National Security Office’s Web site and posted an anti-U.S. message supporting Osama bin Laden…”

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“Istvan Simicsko, the deputy minister overseeing the Hungarian security services, told state radio hackers posted a message Monday that read ‘Bin Laden vs. Bush: 1-0’ and linked last month’s terrorist attacks in New York and Washington to U.S. sanctions against some Arab states…”

Full Story on ABCNews

The Register: Thousands of Idiots Still Infected by SirCam 02-Oct-01 14:13:37 ET

Story Highlights:“The Nimda worm might be the worst virus at the desktop level but SirCam continues to be the most widely circulated email-borne virus…”

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“That’s the conclusion we draw from September statistics on viruses blocked by MessageLabs, a managed service provider that scans its users email for viruses…”

Full Story on The Register

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