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.


ABC News: CPSC Site Hacked 11-Apr-01 15:16:54 ET

Story Highlights:“At about 6 a.m. Sunday the home page of the CPSC was erased and in its place the following words appeared: ‘O dia passar, a aurora chegar E a cada burgus sua bomba receber HACKED BY C0BR4S…'”

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“Roughly translated from Portuguese, it says: ‘The day will pass, the dawn will arrive and to each bourgeois a bomb will be received…'”

Full Story on ABC News


E-Commerce Times: Europeans Crack Down on $3.9B Internet Banking Scam 11-Apr-01 18:24:12 ET

Story Highlights:“An elaborate Internet scam involving fake banking documents worth approximately US$3.9 billion has been shut down by the International Chamber of Commerce…”

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“According to the ICC, the fraud involved the use of fake European banking guarantees on at least 29 different Web sites that convinced potential clients to invest in ‘get rich quick’ projects and finance schemes…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times


Newsbytes: Scrap Over Anti-Ameritech Web Site May Be Over 11-Apr-01 20:25:47 ET

Story Highlights:“A Michigan hacker who posted Ameritech customer billing records on the Internet and was slapped with a court order to shut down his Web site said he and the company may settle the matter out of court…”

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“A temporary restraining order, issued Monday by US District Judge Richard A. Enslen, directed Kimmel to stop using the Ameritechcable.com trademark…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


Seattle Times: Security flaw uncovered in modem 12-Apr-01 03:11:41 ET

Story Highlights:“A popular brand of high-speed modem has a flaw that could allow hackers to take control of a computer user’s Internet connection or cut it…”

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“The flaw, which can be exploited through a virus, could threaten hundreds of thousands of small business and home users around the world whose computers are equipped with the modem, manufactured by Alcatel…”

Full Story on Seattle Times


Newsbytes: MSN Taps Brightmail For Anti-Spam Technology 11-Apr-01 15:16:54 ET

Story Highlights:“While many Internet service providers (ISPs) use content checking technology to filter out viruses for their users, unwanted and junk e-mail (spam) remains a problem…”

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“Now Microsoft Network (MSN) reckons it has the problem licked, thanks to the installation of anti-spam systems from Brightmail…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


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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