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 Styled Himself ‘Saint of E-Commerce’ 20-Apr-01 08:43:54 ET

Story Highlights:“A teenager styled himself the Saint of e-commerce as he hacked into corporate Web sites from his bedroom, a court has heard…”

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“Raphael Gray, 19, from Clynderwen, Carmarthen, west Wales, obtained access to 23,000 different credit card details and posted thousands of them on the Internet…”

Full Story on Ananova


MSNBC: Summit Under Cyber Siege? 19-Apr-01 20:38:23 ET

Story Highlights:“The heavy security may be encouraging a far less predictable form of protest at the three-day summit, one aimed at computer systems rather than delegates…”

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“As one Web site thehacktivist.com is pointing out, ‘The Mouse is Mightier than the Baton…'”

Full Story on MSNBC


ZDNET UK: Digital Fingerprint to Tackle Dark Side of the Web 20-Apr-01 04:23:05 ET

Story Highlights:“Forensic software enabling a digital fingerprint to be attached to electronic images on the Web was launched on Thursday, providing companies with a new means of cracking down on employee abuse of the Internet…”

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“One day after the government’s launch of a National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, a new security system named Net Intelligence claims to be able to trap and attach a unique DNA-like fingerprint to illegal material on the Web…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


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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