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.

Newsbytes: Potential Security Weakness Found In Hotmail 16-Feb-01 08:55:51 ET

Story Highlights:“A Canadian Web security company said it has discovered a weakness in the Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Hotmail filter system that leaves millions of mailboxes open to attack…”

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“The company said the intrusion procedure is relatively simple and requires very little technical knowledge. A hacker can use a Trojan Horse, a malicious program passing itself off as another application, written in HTML language…”

Full Story on Newsbytes

ZDNET UK: Hackers Attack HP, Compaq and Others 16-Feb-01 05:22:57 ET

Story Highlights:“A group of Internet vandals calling themselves Sm0ked Crew has hit the Web sites of technology giants such as Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computer, Gateway and Intel. Other victims include AltaVista and Disney’s Go.com…”

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“Late Wednesday, Attrition.org, an independent organization that records hacking incidents, reported that Sm0ked Crew had defaced HP’s e-learning site, a Compaq Europe, Middle East and Africa page, and one of Alta Vista’s shopping sites…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

LA Times: Deutch Pardon May Be Investigated 16-Feb-01 11:26:41 ET

Story Highlights:“The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating President Clinton’s pardon of former CIA Director John Deutch, who was accused of mishandling classified documents on his home computer…”

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“The seven-page document said Deutch kept 26 personal journals, containing about 675 pages of text, on computer memory cards during his tenure at the Defense Department. The journals included references to some of the most highly classified Pentagon programs…”

Full Story on LA Times

ABCNews: OnTheFly Sent Home 15-Feb-01 12:26:14 ET

Story Highlights:“Authorities charged him with damaging private property and computer programs, and sent the man home with his parents, saying the offense didnt warrant holding him. A prosecutor will decide later…”

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“‘Its up to the public prosecutors whether and for what he should be punished,’ said Peter Boomsma, the police spokesman in Sneek. A district court was expected to hear the case in a few weeks…”

Full Story on ABCNews

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