Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for August 30, 2002

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

Wired: Hackers Being Jobbed Out of Work 30-Aug-02 02:00:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Not too long ago, skilled hackers were rewarded with fat salaries and fancy titles after being busted for their shenanigans…”

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“Now, Max Vision — a world-famous incarcerated hacker-turned-security-expert once making $250 an hour — is happy to be getting minimum wage…”

Full Story on Wired

The Register: Spyware Trojan Sends Hotmail to Your Boss 30-Aug-02 05:49:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Here’s a piece of software that will make any decent human being vomit…”

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“Proudly marketed by spyware outfit SpectorSoft, it’s a lowlife Trojan called eBlaster which you can e-mail to anyone in the world foolish enough to use Windows and log their keystrokes, and force their POP mail and Hotmail and Yahoo Web mail accounts to copy you in everything going on…”

Full Story on The Register

MSNBC: E-mail Glitch at iVillage 29-Aug-02 15:20:54 ET

Story Highlights:“Women who logged on Thursday to, a Web site network devoted to women, found not only the typical discussions on breast-feeding and children but other peoples private messages as well, prompting fears that their own personal comments might be revealed…”

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“Each time the sites users logged on, they saw a different persons messages…”

Full Story on MSNBC

InternetWeek: Ex-Netscapers Make Security Splash 29-Aug-02 16:38:52 ET

Story Highlights:“It’s fitting that in a week when Netscape 7.0 finally rears its head — and Netscape browser share sinks below 4 percent, according to one source — that we take a look at two enterprise security companies led by former Netscapers and guided by the Web philosophies Netscape helped to create…”

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“The two companies in question are quite different. Omniva does enterprise e-mail security. Securify delivers an intriguing alternative to traditional intrusion detection systems…”

Full Story on InternetWeek

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