Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for August 1, 2001

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

The Age: Code Red Doesn’t Meet Hype 01-Aug-01 02:13:33 ET

Story Highlights:“With all the hype and expectation, the ‘Code Red’ computer virus should perhaps be renamed ‘Red Face’ as it failed to make its scheduled midnight GMT (10am AEST Wednesday) debut…”

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“The virus, categorised as a worm by computer experts, failed to fell the Internet…”

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The Globe: Will Your Stove Be Safe From Hackers? 01-Aug-01 02:43:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Today’s hackers are trying to mess with your computer…”

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“Two or three years from now, those same cyberterrorists could be trying to damage your cell phone, your pager or even the appliances in your house…”

Full Story on The Globe Wau Holland, Co-Founder of Germany’s Chaos Computer Club, Dies at 49 01-Aug-01 07:08:47 ET

Story Highlights:“One of the world’s earliest known hackers – Herwart Holland-Moritz, better known as Wau Holland, who helped found the Chaos Computer Club – has died, the club said. He was 49…”

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“Holland started hacking in the 1980s and together with several other early hackers formed the Chaos Computer Club, or CCC, which fought for the free exchange of information over the data network that would eventually become the Internet…”

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