Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for August 3, 2001

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

NY Daily News: Internet’s Cons Are Pros 01-Aug-01 16:00:37 ET

Story Highlights:“The dot-com stock boom has gone bust, but dot-cons are exploding on the Internet, with unsuspecting consumers defrauded to the tune of $3 billion a year…”

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“Online auction hustles, stock schemes, quack health cures, identity theft, investment ripoffs and credit card swindles are proliferating like superviruses despite enforcement efforts by a host of government agencies…”

Full Story on N Y Daily News

ZDNET UK: SirCam Tops Virus Charts for July 03-Aug-01 07:08:01 ET

Story Highlights:“Hyped-up warnings about the return of the self-propagating Code Red worm have overshadowed reports of the SirCam virus, which was by far the most prolific virus throughout July…”

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“Anti-virus company Central Command’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ report confirms that SirCam was the most prevalent virus for the month…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

Total Telecom: ‘Code Red’ Worm Attack Blunted as Users Take Action 03-Aug-01 06:43:37 ET

Story Highlights:“The Code Red worm continued its attack on the Internet on Thursday, infecting about 5,000 new computers an hour, but its assault was blunted by people applying protective patches to their vulnerable computers…”

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“There were an estimated 267,600 infected computers by late afternoon Thursday, compared to more than 280,000 when the worm spread in mid-July…”

Full Story on Total Telecom

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