Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for October 31, 2001

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

CNN: Five Thoughts About Cyberterrorism 30-Oct-01 14:06:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Is your organization prepared to handle a cyberattack? Will you know where to go if you are not?…”

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“Stephen T. Barish, manager of security technology solutions at Ernst and Young, offers advice on how to make your network security airtight…”

Full Story on CNN

CBS News: NY Times Hit By Hack Attack 31-Oct-01 03:34:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Internet connections at the New York Times Co. were interrupted for at least several hours on Tuesday after the paper’s computers were flooded with information in an apparent attack…”

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“Shortly after 2:00 p.m. New York time, the Times computers ‘started receiving a huge amount of electronic transmissions that flooded the machinery that protects the paper from hacker attacks…'”

Full Story on CBS News

ZDNET: Fourteen Arrested After Internet Child Porn Investigation 31-Oct-01 16:22:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Scotland Yard has said that 14 people were arrested early on Tuesday morning across the UK and Ireland on suspicion of distributing child pornography across the Internet…”

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“The operation, which was code-named ‘Barcela,’ followed a seven-month investigation involving the Obscene Publications and Internet Unit — part of the Metropolitan Police’s Clubs and Vice Unit…”

Full Story on ZDNET

ZDNET UK: Hackers Bypass Microsoft Copy Protection 30-Oct-01 17:47:02 ET

Story Highlights:“Hackers in Hong Kong are routinely breaking Microsoft’s digital media copyright protection system and helping themselves to broadband encrypted content…”

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“The content is hosted on, which belongs to major Asian broadcaster Network of the World, and is protected by Microsoft’s digital rights management software, DRM 2…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

MSNBC: New Version of Nimda Worm Found 30-Oct-01 12:52:04 ET

Story Highlights:“A new version the the nasty ‘Nimda’ computer virus has been unleashed, infecting some computers in Europe on Tuesday…”

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“The new Nimda, called ‘Nimda.E,’ can arrive via e-mail as an attachment named ‘sample.exe…'”

Full Story on MSNBC

CNN: E-mail Lists Get Virus Protection 30-Oct-01 14:06:16 ET

Story Highlights:“L-Soft International, maker of the popular Listserv e-mail list software, and antivirus company F-Secure announced a deal on Monday by which F-Secure’s antivirus will check every attachment sent using the Listserv software in an attempt to stop the spread of viruses over e-mail lists…”

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“If a virus is found, the message will not be sent…”

Full Story on CNN

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