Daily Cybercrime and Security Report


If you do business on the Internet, you cannot afford to be uninformed about the dangers and pitfalls that cybercrime poses. The following is a daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.


Inter@ctive Week: Microsoft Repels More Attacks 29-Jan-01 10:55:53 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft said it repelled at least two denial-of-service attacks Friday morning, after being subjected to a similar attack the day before that blacked out its site and the MSN properties, such such as the Microsoft Network…”

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“Malicious hackers plant agents on computers around the Internet, sometimes called zombies, which do nothing to alert their owners to the hacker’s presence until…”

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CNN: Web Attacks Show Crude Hacks Still Work 29-Jan-01 10:39:14 ET

Story Highlights:“Despite a series of costly attacks that have shut down some of the Internet’s best-known sites over the past year, experts say it is still easier to launch an assault like the one that stunned Microsoft…”

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“Denial-of-service attacks, in which a Web site is bombarded by a crippling burst of messages, are a blunt instrument in the hacker arsenal, but a proliferation of online tools has made it easier for a younger generation of hackers to…”

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ZDNET UK: Beware the Sophisticated Web Attack 29-Jan-01 07:38:33 ET

Story Highlights:“The attack that took many of Microsoft’s sites off the Web Thursday afternoon may have been a new, and more dangerous, variant of the distributed denial-of-service attacks that have hit…”

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“After experiencing problems with access to its site for a second straight day, Microsoft admitted early Thursday evening to what a lot of Internet watchers had speculated — that it was the victim of a denial-of-service attack…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


Computer User: Hackers Attack Vatican Radio Web Portal 28-Jan-01 02:09:39 ET

Story Highlights:“Vatican Radio, the official radio broadcaster of the Vatican, has been hacked, although the site was only disrupted for a short time Thursday…”

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“A report in Il Messaggero, the Italian daily newspaper, says that the hackers are thought to originate from Brazil. Sources suggest that Interpol and the Brazilian authorities are now investigating the hackers, who are known to have attacked other religious sites around the world…”

Full Story on Computer User


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