Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 10, 2001

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

ZDNET UK: Every Office Has a Hacker, Says IBM 10-Sep-01 06:22:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer hackers come in many shades — extortion artists, corporate saboteurs, determined teenagers and legitimate IT professionals…”

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“But according to security experts at IBM, they have one thing in common: Every office has at least one…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

CBS News: The Cyber Virus: A New Fact Of Life 09-Sep-01 09:27:10 ET

Story Highlights:“They can enter your home or office without your knowledge. First, they divide and conquer. Then they spread out into the world, looking for other victims to infect…”

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“A virtual plague is breaking out in the global village, spreading with nothing more than the click of a mouse…”

Full Story on CBS News

Ananova: Code Blue Worm Attacks Code Red 10-Sep-01 06:28:48 ET

Story Highlights:“Internet security experts say China’s latest worm has been primed to weed out remnants of the Code Red virus…”

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“Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs says Code Blue attempts to remove all traces of the earlier outbreak on computers it infects. But its altruism stops there — it is also primed to launch a denial of service attack on a Chinese website…”

Full Story on Ananova

Seattle Times: Avoid Frustration, Loss: Back up the Hard Drive 09-Sep-01 03:26:26 ET

Story Highlights:“There’s a lot of talk and worry these days about computer vandals. Consequently, we’re anxious about viruses, loss of privacy and intruders who might sneak into our computers and steal credit-card numbers or scramble the hard drive…”

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“Many of us protect ourselves with anti-virus software, firewalls and privacy controls…”

Full Story on Seattle Times

Computer User: Man Accused of Installing Spy Software 07-Sep-01 03:08:52 ET

Story Highlights:“When Steven Paul Brown and his wife separated, authorities say he installed spy software on her computer that would allow him to track her every keystroke and read every file and message…”

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“Buying the software is perfectly legal, but if a court determines Brown used it the way Michigan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm thinks he did, it could land him in prison for up to five years, Granholm said Wednesday. ‘Just like breaking into someone’s home, breaking into a person’s computer is a crime’…”

Full Story on Computer User

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