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.

The Register: Pentagon Networks Attacked 715 Times in 2000 05-Apr-01 19:03:24 ET

Story Highlights:“The US Army, Navy and Air Force combined suffered 715 cyber attacks last year, according to a report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) released last week…”

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“The report says the three services suffered only 600 cyber attacks in 1999 — significantly less than the 22,144 electronic assaults reported by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the Pentagon’s IT arm, for that year…”

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The Register: Pentagon Cyber Defense Impaired — Report 05-Apr-01 18:32:54 ET

Story Highlights:“The US military’s ability to defend against cyber attacks is hampered by a dearth of coordination among the armed services, and a poorly implemented alert system, according to a new report by government investigators…”

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“The report, ‘Information Security — Challenges to Improving DOD’s Incident Response Capabilities,’ was issued last week by the General Accounting Office (GAO), Congress’ investigative arm. It found the Defense Department lacks a coordinated approach to ensuring that its systems are…”

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ZDNET UK: Hackers Keep Ahead in the Security Game 06-Apr-01 07:08:33 ET

Story Highlights:“Companies are paying more attention to safeguarding their digital assets, but the overall state of corporate data security is still poor, according to security experts attending the recent CanSecWest conference…”

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“The conference, whose speakers included developers of open-source security tools, was attended by those who create and break network security…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

The Register: Hacked? Call a Lawyer 05-Apr-01 19:05:49 ET

Story Highlights:“Network administrators tasked with investigating cyber attacks on corporate networks should consider adding a potentially strange and unfamiliar tool to their defensive arsenals: the phone number of the company lawyer…”

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“At least, that was the consensus of a panel of current and former law enforcement attorneys and corporate security heads speaking at the 2001 BNA Cybersecurity and Privacy Forum in Washington Wednesday…”

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Newsbytes: British Telecom Sites Hacked Twice In 3 Days 05-Apr-01 12:54:19 ET

Story Highlights:“British Telecom’s [NYSE:BTY] Web sites have been hacked twice in three days, causing embarrassment for the former state telecommunications carrier…”

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“Usenet reports show that BT’s search.bt.com Web site was defaced last Sunday by angry hackers complaining about the slow rollout of the carrier’s asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) service…”

Full Story on Newsbytes

The Register: Cracker in Credit Card Viagra Sting on Gates’ 05-Apr-01 15:36:27 ET

Story Highlights:“A teenager hacker, who is awaiting sentence after pleading guilty to stealing credit card details from a number of insecure Web sites, has reportedly claimed he sent a shipment of Viagra to Bill Gates using the Microsoft boss’s own credit card…”

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“In an ‘exclusive’ story given star billing in today’s issue of The Sun, Raphael Gray explained the motives behind his crusade to expose the insecurity of ecommerce sites…”

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