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.

Ananova: Experts Reveal Kournikova Virus Origins 13-Feb-01 07:13:07 ET

Story Highlights:“The author of the latest computer virus to be spreading worldwide used a toolkit widely available on the internet…”

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“Security experts say that the Anna Kournikova virus was produced by web vandals, known as script kiddies, using an easy to use application…”

Full Story on Ananova

Forbes: Kournikova Virus Lobs E-Mails Round World 13-Feb-01 07:08:13 ET

Story Highlights:Hackers are using a promised photograph of sexy Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova to serve up a fast-spreading computer virus…”

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“It uses a so-called worm to spread just like last year’s ‘Love Bug’ or ‘Love Letter’ virus, which infected some 15 million computers and sent servers crashing around the world as unsuspecting users…”

Full Story on Forbes

Ananova: Virus Uses Kournikova to Lure Computer Nerds 13-Feb-01 06:58:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer experts are receiving hundreds of calls from worried companies following the spread of an e-mail virus which promises a photograph of Anna Kournikova…”

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“Experts say the new virus is spreading at twice the rate of the Love Bug, which paralysed the e-mail servers of more than 100 million users last year…”

Full Story on Ananova

Excite: Asia Backhands Tennis Star Virus 13-Feb-01 06:42:24 ET

Story Highlights:“With a day to prepare, companies in Asia were ready Tuesday for the e-mail clogging virus that promised to deliver an electronic photo of the blond teen-age tennis star…”

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“Australia was hit hardest, with an estimated 100,000 computers infected by the e-mail. However, other governments in Asia reported little or no impact…”

Full Story on Excite

SiliconValley.com: Hacker Tempts E-mail Users with Kournikova Virus 13-Feb-01 05:09:08 ET

Story Highlights:“Lured by the promise of photos of leggy blond tennis player Anna Kournikova, thousands of computer users clicked on an e-mail attachment Monday — only to get a virus instead…”

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“Computer experts said the virus — a so-called Internet worm virus that spreads quickly through e-mail attachments — was probably the biggest one they had seen since the ‘Love Bug’ last year…”

Full Story on SiliconValley.com

The Age: Kournikova Virus Causes Chaos in Australia 13-Feb-01 03:58:50 ET

Story Highlights:“The lure of seeing a picture of one of the world’s most glamorous sport stars sparked a virus that caused chaos for computer users today…”

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“At least one million of the emails were still circulating through Australian businesses tonight, international anti-virus research company Trend Micro said…”

Full Story on The Age

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