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.


CNN: Survey: Costs of Computer Security Breaches Soar 12-Mar-01 07:53:33 ET

Story Highlights:“The reported cost of computer security breaches at U.S. businesses and government organizations is rising dramatically as their frequency increases, a new survey released Monday suggests…”

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“The Computer Security Institute and the FBI questioned security experts from a variety of corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and universities for its 2001 survey…”

Full Story on CNN


Inter@ctive Week: Putting the Web in a BIND 12-Mar-01 07:08:49 ET

Story Highlights:“Late last month, a hacker calling himself Fluffy Bunny attacked a Domain Name System server belonging to McDonald’s fast food restaurants in England and redirected traffic to a dummy site in the U.S…”

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“The same day, a group called BL4F Crew hacked 10 Nintendo sites in Europe, exploiting the same vulnerabilities the McDonald’s hacker had — holes that had been publicly identified for Internet-wide upgrades 28 days earlier…”

Full Story on Inter@ctive Week


Canada.com: Getting Naked: E-Mail Attacks on Rise But Defenders More Prepared Now 11-Mar-01 14:08:11 ET

Story Highlights:“While the Naked Wife computer virus last week was contained before it could cause extensive damage, experts say such Internet e-mail attacks are more common and potentially nastier than ever…”

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“The Naked Wife program is like the Melissa virus that cropped up in March 1999, the I Love You troublemaker that swept the world’s computers in May 2000 and the Anna Kournikova virus that caused a minor stir last month…”

Full Story on Canada.com


ZDNET UK: Palm Tools Blocks Viruses 11-Mar-01 03:07:13 ET

Story Highlights:“Symantec last week announced details of its forthcoming Palm-based antivirus product, which it said is the first such application to reside entirely on the handheld device…”

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“The company also unveiled a separate application, known as Norton AntiVirus Professional Edition, which will include both the Palm product and the popular Norton AntiVirus 2001 desktop product…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


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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