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: Love Letter Variant ‘BabyPic’ For Adults Only 27-Feb-01 20:39:31 ET

Story Highlights:“A LoveLetter-styled worm that started making the rounds today is called ‘MyBabyPic,’ but what’s in the infected attachment is more like an off-color e-mail forwarded around as a joke…”

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“An e-mail carrying the fouled attachment bears a subject line that says ‘My baby pic !!!’ with ‘Its my animated baby picture !!’ in the body of the message…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


MSNBC: Gnutella Worm Spreads 27-Feb-01 12:37:58 ET

Story Highlights:“The computer worm was likely created to prove that viruses can spread among computers connected to peer-to-peer networks…”

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“The worm acts as a superficial chameleon, taking the name of whichever file a person requests…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


ZDNET UK: Gnutella worm: How to Deal With It 28-Feb-01 05:53:35 ET

Story Highlights:“When a virus writer succeeds at something new, the virus community calls it a ‘proof-of-concept’ virus or worm…”

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“Gnuman (alias W32/GnutellaMan, Mandragore, GnutellaMandragore) is a proof-of-concept worm that only infects users of Gnutella and is not dangerous…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


CNN: G8 Urges Internet Crime Crackdown 27-Feb-01 18:23:26 ET ET

Story Highlights:“Ministers from leading industrialised nations have called for a global crackdown against crime and child pornography on the Internet…”

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“The Group of Eight ministers said that while the Internet had brought many benefits, the rise of high-tech crime was causing worldwide concern…”

Full Story on CNN


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