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.


Computer User: Kournikova Virus Author Should Not Be Rewarded 21-Feb-01 03:09:08 ET

Story Highlights:“Weekend press reports that ‘OnTheFly,’ the author of the Anna Kournikova virus that burst on to the online world last week, is to be rewarded by his local mayor…”

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“Sophos said that media reports suggest that Mayor Sieboldt Hartkamp is so pleased with the attention that the Anna K. virus brought OnTheFly’s local town that he has made the 20-year-old virus author a tentative job offer. Usenet reports have suggested that the virus author actually used a simple virus…”

Full Story on Computer User


MSNBC: Anti-Terrorism Law Goes After Hackers 21-Feb-01 00:38:07 ET

Story Highlights:“The Terrorism Act 2000 is designed to prevent dissident political groups from using the U.K. as a base for terrorism and recognizes a new threat from cyberterrorists for the first time…”

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“The growth of cyberterrorism has been made particularly evident in the activities of Palestinian and Israeli hackers, playing their part in the ongoing Middle East conflict. Their online feud, dubbed an ‘e-Jihad,’ has seen protagonists deface and block politically opposed Web sites and bombard enemies…”

Full Story on MSNBC


For more of the latest e-business and technology news from around the world, updated 24 hours a day, visit TechNewsWorld.com.


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