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.


Forbes: Self-Proclaimed Virus Creator Says He Meant No Harm 14-Feb-01 01:10:47 ET

Story Highlights:“The self-proclaimed creator of the Anna Kournikova virus, which e-mailed itself around the world as fast as a blistering backhand from the pouty Russian tennis star, claims he is a star-struck groupie…”

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“‘I never wanted to harm the people who opened the attachment,’ the hacker, who goes by the name OnTheFly, writes in broken English. ‘But after all, it’s their own fault they got infected…'”

Full Story on Forbes


Ananova: Hacker Arrested after Anna Kournikova Virus Boast 14-Feb-01 06:27:34 ET

Story Highlights:“Dutch police have arrested a computer hacker who claims he wrote the Anna Kournikova computer virus. The 20-year-old from Friesland turned himself in and was arrested…”

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“His identity has been withheld under normal Dutch privacy laws. The man says he posted a claim of responsibility on a Dutch website under the user name OnTheFly…”

Full Story on Ananova


ZDNET: Anna Virus Hits 1 Million Down Under 14-Feb-01 02:38:52 ET

Story Highlights:“The worm known as ‘Anna Kournikova’ or VBS_Kalamar.A, is a mass-mailer virus, which experts say is spreading rapidly. The subject line reads…”

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Trend Micro marketing manager, Andy Liou has ranked the worm as more virulent than the ‘Love’ bug virus, which wreaked havoc in May 2000…”

Full Story on ZDNET


Korea Times: Worm Virus Warning Issued 14-Feb-01 03:40:59 ET

Story Highlights:“A variety of fast-spreading Internet worm viruses are threatening Net users and their computer systems across the world. Domestic anti-virus experts expect more infections this week…”

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“Known as the Kournikova bug, which overwhelmed Europe and North America Monday, the worm virus slows down the speed of computer systems…”

Full Story on Korea Times


ABCNews: Times Trouble 13-Feb-01 14:41:42 ET

Story Highlights:“The New York Times is having severe Web site problems today, the organization said. ‘We’re currently working to isolate the problem and hope to get it resolved as quickly as possible,’ said Lisa Carparelli, spokeswoman for New York Times Digital…”

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“Internal configuration errors or external attacks could disable DNS. Carparelli said the Times had not yet determined the cause of the problems. Microsoft suffered DNS failures on…”

Full Story on ABCNews


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