Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 17, 2001

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

Computer User: Kournikova Virus Author Stands Trial 17-Sep-01 03:08:13 ET

Story Highlights:“Seven months after giving himself up to police, the case involving the author of the Anna Kournikova virus has now reached the Dutch courts…”

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“Although the court case that started Sept. 12 is still progressing, the public prosecutor has caused concern in some security circles by asking the judge to sentence the 20-year-old virus author to 240 hours of community service, as well as having his PC and modem confiscated…”

Full Story on Computer User

Ananova: FBI Warns Hackers Against Avenging Terror Attacks 17-Sep-01 07:11:33 ET

Story Highlights:“The FBI’s specialist cybercrime unit has called for hackers not to attack Middle East websites…”

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“It says any politically-motivated attacks would be regarded as crimes, punishable with up to five years in prison…”

Full Story on Ananova

Total Telecom: Hacker Community Responds to Terrorist Attacks 17-Sep-01 05:12:29 ET

Story Highlights:“This week’s terrorist attacks on New York and Washington have prompted the world’s hacker community into action…”

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“A group of hackers going under the name of Dispatchers has already taken matters into its own hands by targeting ISPs in Palestine and Afghanistan…”

Full Story on Total Telecom

Computer User: Hacker Group Urges Restraint Against Islamic Sites 17-Sep-01 03:08:16 ET

Story Highlights:“The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a well-known German hacker organization, has appealed to hackers worldwide to refrain from trying to destroy Islamic Web sites and Web-based communication systems…”

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“After the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon on Washington, D.C., the CCC issued a press release saying that e-mail is being ‘passed around in the hacker’s scene’ urging that Islamic Web sites be brought down…”

Full Story on Computer User

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