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: In Cyberspace, Criminals Have Upper Hand 19-Mar-01 03:08:26 ET

Story Highlights:“Cyber-crooks have evolved faster than cyber-cops in recent years, giving malicious hackers the upper hand…”

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“That makes it crucial for individuals and corporations to safeguard their own systems…”

Full Story on Computer User


ZDNET UK: Virus Attacks Look Set to Pick Up Pace 17-Mar-01 03:07:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Following the recent and highly destructive Naked Wife virus outbreak, IT managers are being warned that further, similarly dangerous viruses could appear soon…”

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“‘Virus writers are getting smarter and, based on history, I think IT managers globally should prepare themselves and their staff for another major hit,’ said Vinny Gullotto, head of the antivirus emergency response team for viral security experts McAfee…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


MSNBC: A Tale of Government ‘Panic’ 16-Mar-01 18:53:35 ET

Story Highlights:“The Internet crime division of the FBI issued a vaguely-worded warning on Wednesday about an alarming new tool soon to be available to computer criminals…”

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“But the tool’s author has promised not to publish it for months, and is already working with security companies to help protect their systems against it…”

Full Story on MSNBC


The Standard: Hacking the Tax Man 16-Mar-01 12:56:29 ET

Story Highlights:“As if tax season weren’t enough of a joy, now we have the security of our e-filed returns to worry about…”

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“GAO hackers found that the e-filing system was riddled with holes, including vulnerability to access from what several outlets called ‘a common handheld computer…'”

Full Story on The Standard


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