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.


ZDNET UK: FBI Nabs Russian Hackers 24-Apr-01 04:37:58 ET

Story Highlights:“Two Russians were indicted on computer-crime charges stemming from a rash of intrusions into the networks of banks, Internet service providers and other companies…”

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“The duo allegedly broke into the computer systems of several e-commerce companies, stole credit-card information and then returned to the companies as ‘consultants’ to charge for fixing the flaw…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


Newsbytes: Music-Encryption Crackers Ponder SDMI Warning Over Tech Paper 23-Apr-01 20:56:14 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer scientists who embarrassed the recording industry by accepting an invitation to crack a number of copyright protection schemes — and then apparently doing so — have been warned not to present the results of their exploits…”

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“The Princeton University-based group, which also includes researchers from Rice University and Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), claimed early success in an open challenge issued by the industry-backed Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) last fall…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


ABCNews: Cybercop 23-Apr-01 19:10:53 ET

Story Highlights:“Martha Stansell-Gamm directs the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property section at the Department of Justice, overseeing the work of 24 elite computer-crime prosecutors dedicated to drawing the legal boundaries of cyberspace…”

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“Its an unsettled legal terrain, one in which Stansell-Gamm and her cohorts spend much of their time breaking new ground…”

Full Story on ABCNews


Wired: Hackers Win Security Challenge 23-Apr-01 15:08:06 ET

Story Highlights:“A security firm that claimed it couldn’t be hacked can’t make brash statements anymore…”

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“Argus admitted that a group from Poland has won the fifth Argus Hacking Challenge, but the security company said it screwed up in choosing an operating system…”

Full Story on Wired


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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