Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for August 28, 2001

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

E-Commerce Times: Hacker Breaches Payments Site 28-Aug-01 06:08:02 ET

Story Highlights:“Online payments provider Ecount confirmed to the E-Commerce Times on Monday night that a hacker or hackers breached security at its Web payment site,…”

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“‘We have reason to believe someone inappropriately accessed data,’ Ecount chief executive officer and president Matt Gillin told the E-Commerce Times…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times

ABCNews: Hacking 101 27-Aug-01 10:39:07 ET

Story Highlights:“How to best stop hackers? By going back to school. Welcome to a class in San Mateo, Calif., called ‘Ultimate Hacking: Hands On’…”

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“Foundstone believes the class helps protect a client’s computer networks by rapidly developing its own hacker tricks. ‘It’s constantly evolving new threats to the network…”

Full Story on ABCNews

The Register: Defending Against SYN-Flood DoS Attacks 25-Aug-01 10:39:07 ET

Story Highlights:“A SYN flood is perhaps the most efficient packet attack, devouring the greatest amount of service with the least effort…”

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“It fakes the initial handshake of a TCP connection with spoofed IPs which the target machine is unable to answer…”

Full Story on The Register

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