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.


Ananova: Teenage Hacker Admits Internet Fraud 28-Mar-01 19:01:38 ET

Story Highlights:“A hacker who sparked an FBI inquiry into an alleged 3 million Internet fraud has admitted breaking into sites for gain days before he is due go on trial…”

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“Raphael Gray, 19, Clynderwen, Carmarthen, west Wales, admitted two counts of obtaining services by deception after illegally accessing credit card details…”

Full Story on Ananova


TechWeb: Security Solutions in the Real World 28-Mar-01 14:57:20 ET

Story Highlights:“The most secure computer system is the one that’s unplugged and buried 10 feet underground, according to security expert Paul Raines….”

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“But there are specific steps a company can take to reduce security threats to their live systems — whether from external hackers or disgruntled IT workers…”

Full Story on TechWeb


ZDNET: IE Bug Could Open the Gates for Hackers 28-Mar-01 14:25:17 ET

Story Highlights:“A newly discovered bug in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser could let malicious hackers read the e-mail and computer files of some unsuspecting people…”

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“Bug tracker Georgi Guninski said the exploit is activated when a surfer using Internet Explorer 5 loads a malicious Web page…”

Full Story on ZDNET


PCWEEK: Experts Debate Severity of ‘Winux’ Virus 28-Mar-01 13:38:48 ET

Story Highlights:“In the latest chapter of a long story, anti-virus software makers on Wednesday rushed out press releases warning their customers of the existence of the first cross-platform worm…”

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“The worm, which infects Windows PE and Linux ELF executable files, is considered a low risk and carries no destructive payload…”

Full Story on PCWEEK


Info World: First Virus To Infect Windows and Linux Apps Appears 28-Mar-01 10:45:14 ET

Story Highlights:“A new first-of-its-kind ‘proof of concept’ virus capable of infecting applications on systems running either Linux or Microsoft’s Windows features more bark than bite…”

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“However, the potential does exist for future damage or increased Linux virus discoveries as the Linux operating system gains in popularity…”

Full Story on Info World


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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