Cybercrime

Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for December 17, 2002


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


Fairfax I.T.: Virus Warning: Old Wine in New Bottles 17-Dec-02 01:12:47 ET

Story Highlights:“SurfControl, a web and email filtering company, today issued a warning that ‘a new e-mail virus that poses as an e-greeting card is putting IT administrators on high alert during the holiday season…'”

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“How the threat in question can be classified as “new” is puzzling because the Friendgreetings E-Card, which the company referred to, was listed by anti-virus software companies Symantec and F-Secure in the last week of October…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


ABCNews: Web Scams Scare Shoppers 17-Dec-02 10:05:19 ET

Story Highlights:“During post-Thanksgiving week eBay was the most-shopped Web site, above and beyond even Amazon.com, according to a recent Nielsen/NetRatings study, which probably explains why eBay recently was targeted by some scam artists…”

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“The fraudsters responsible for the latest eBay hoax sent an e-mail asking some of eBay’s 55 million users to log on to ebayupdates.com and then submit their credit-card information…”

Full Story on ABCNews


MSNBC: Fake Escrow Site Scam Widens 17-Dec-02 09:20:36 ET

Story Highlights:“Escrow companies are supposed to be the safest way to avoid fraud on the Internet, particularly when dealing with Internet auction sales of big-ticket items such as jewelry or cars…”

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“But earlier this year, scam artists stumbled onto a successful formula for tricking Net users into wiring thousands of dollars to fraudulent bank accounts…”

Full Story on MSNBC


Fairfax I.T.: Virus Warning: Old Wine in New Bottles 17-Dec-02 01:12:47 ET

Story Highlights:“SurfControl, a web and email filtering company, today issued a warning that ‘a new e-mail virus that poses as an e-greeting card is putting IT administrators on high alert during the holiday season…'”

* * *

“How the threat in question can be classified as “new” is puzzling because the Friendgreetings E-Card, which the company referred to, was listed by anti-virus software companies Symantec and F-Secure in the last week of October…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


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