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: Will Cyber-War of Words Over China Escalate Into Hactivism? 11-Apr-01 12:45:29 ET

Story Highlights:“The spelling is sometimes a little awry but the messages are clear: ‘Listen to me brother chiness, we must stop the USA. She made lots of our familyes cry,’ wrote someone called ‘CrazyCode’ in one of the more measured messages recently posted on Chinese message boards…”

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“The English and Chinese-language messages, fueled by often racist or belligerent responses seemingly from Americans, have threatened to disrupt military sites and the White House Web page…”

Full Story on ABC News


Newsbytes: Chinese Suspected of Hacking US Sites 13-Apr-01 07:56:34 ET

Story Highlights:“The diplomatic standoff over the collision of a U.S. surveillance plane and a Chinese jet fighter may be over. But hard feelings still linger in cyberspace…”

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“On message boards and in e-mails, angry Chinese commentators plot revenge for the death of pilot Wang Wei…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


ZDNET: Big Blue has Hackers for Hire 11-Apr-01 12:45:29 ET

Story Highlights:“IBM has quietly started a hacking-for-hire business service for its top customers, as part of its push to provide a total solution that includes security testing…”

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“The effort, which follows on the heels of similar efforts by banks to prevent physical break-ins, is aimed at making sure companies can block any intruders looking for corporate secrets or other data…”

Full Story on ZDNET


ZDNET: Hack Attacks: Who’s to Blame? 13-Apr-01 07:39:44 ET

Story Highlights:“Malicious intruders, corporate espionage and uneducated employees all contribute to make ‘network security’ almost an oxymoron in today’s wired world…”

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“But the lack of security on corporate networks and the Internet is more the fault of the victims — and the security industry — and not the attackers, Michael Vatis, the United States’ former top cybercop, said…”

Full Story on ZDNET


The Register: War Driving by the Bay 13-Apr-01 05:01:20 ET

Story Highlights:“In a parking garage across from Moscone Center, the site of this year’s RSA Conference, Peter Shipley reaches up though the sunroof of his car and slaps a dorsal-shaped Lucent antenna to the roof…”

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“Shipley, a computer security researcher and consultant, is demonstrating what many at the security super-conference are quietly describing as the next big thing in hacking…”

Full Story on The Register


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