Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for December 11, 2002


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


CNN: Net Watchdog Warns of Fake eBay Site 11-Dec-02 06:55:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Scam artists trying to steal credit card information from online auction site eBay’s 55 million users appear to have set up a fake Web site that mimicked the firm…”

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“The scam involved e-mails that asked recipients to log on to a Florida-based Web site, ebayupdates.com, and re-enter financial data for eBay, said Dean White, the Asia-Pacific coordinator of a U.S. group, SANS Institute Internet Storm Center…”

Full Story on CNN


IDG.net: Panel Urges Cooperation on Cybersecurity 10-Dec-02 17:30:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Protecting financial institutions from cyberattacks requires increasing levels of cooperation between the government and the private sector, panelists said Tuesday at a conference called Homeland Security 2002: Establishing a Culture of Cooperation…”

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“Many of the Washington, D.C., conference’s sessions emphasized such cooperation, which is being fostered by changing mindsets on both the government and private sides of the coin…”

Full Story on IDG.net


TechWeb: Time To ID Identity-Theft Solutions 11-Dec-02 09:20:11 ET

Story Highlights:“‘Identity-Theft Reports Soar!’ ‘Internet Makes It Easier To Steal ID!’ ‘Personal Data In Danger!’ Those were the headlines back in 2000, when the Federal Trade Commission noted the spike in ID theft…”

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“Things sure have changed since: The situation has gotten much worse…”

Full Story on TechWeb


ComputerWorld: VeriSign Unveils New Online Identity-Verification Services 10-Dec-02 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Trust services vendor VeriSign Inc. today unveiled a new online identity-verification service that allows Web customers to positively establish their identities with online merchants…”

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“The new Consumer Authentication Service (CAS) provides online businesses with instant, round-the-clock information taken from more than 50 public and private databases to ensure a customer’s identity…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld


The Register: DALnet Debilitated by DoS Attacks 10-Dec-02 10:12:09 ET

Story Highlights:“DALnet, one of the world’s biggest IRC service providers, has apologised to its users for disruptions caused by an unusually fierce DDoS attack over the weekend, whose effects are continuing to be felt…”

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“‘It is a sad fact that it has been somewhat difficult to connect to DALnet for some time,’ a notice to its users explains. ‘There are several reasons for this, including ongoing attacks and a loss of servers…'”

Full Story on The Register


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