Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for August 8, 2001

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

The Register: Acrobat Virus Delivers Bum’s Rush 08-Aug-01 10:39:03 ET

Story Highlights:“Virus writers have turned their sights on Adobe Acrobat: the result is a Peachy, a worm that infects PDF files…”

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“Peachy is a Visual Basic Script (VBS) worm which virus writers have embedded in a document that challenges user to ‘find the peach’ among a series of pictures of naked female buttocks…”

Full Story on The Register

ZDNET UK: Hackers Dig in For Euro Festival 08-Aug-01 07:08:18 ET

Story Highlights:“Hackers at Large (HAL) is the latest in a series of Netherlands-based hacker conferences that began in 1989 with the Galactic Hacker Party at Amsterdam’s Paradiso, and continued at four-year intervals…”

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“This year’s event — which the organisers think of as more of a festival than a conference — is taking place in…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

Sydney Morning Herald: Hunt Reveals Hacking Tools in MP’s Computer 08-Aug-01 11:23:05 ET

Story Highlights:“A computer in the office of the Labor MLC Mr Tony Kelly was loaded with password ‘sniffing’ software that could have been used to break into the personal files of the Liberal MP Mr Charlie Lynn…”

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“The Herald has confirmed that the 12-page preliminary report by a Melbourne firm, eSec, commissioned by parliamentary staff and handed to police on Tuesday, recommends a more detailed analysis of the computer files – a move supported by initial police investigations…”

Full Story on Sydney Morning Herald

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