Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for December 23, 2002

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

CNN: White House Plans Wide Monitoring of Net 23-Dec-02 09:41:10 ET

Story Highlights:“The White House is proposing an Internet-wide monitoring center to detect and defend against major cyber-attacks, but the Bush administration sought to ease worries it might scrutinize individual users’ e-mails along with other data traffic…”

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“Some Internet industry executives and lawyers said they would raise serious civil liberties concerns if the U.S. government, not an industry consortium, operated such a powerful monitoring center…”

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Wired: IDC: Tech Bucks, Hack Threats Up 23-Dec-02 02:00:00 ET

Story Highlights:“There’s good news and there’s bad news for 2003…”

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“The good news is corporate technology spending is finally expected to rise. The bad news is that U.S. computer networks are as vulnerable as ever to attack…”

Full Story on Wired

ITWorld: Seven Arrested Over Malaysian E-mail Terrorism Hoax 20-Dec-02 21:12:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Malaysian police have arrested seven people in the last three days related to a spate of e-mails sent which contained rumors of a terrorist attack in Malaysia…”

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“Malaysian police began investigations after the Australian High Commission reported it had received several e-mails containing rumors of terrorist attacks…”

Full Story on ITWorld

ComputerWorld: DOJ Audit Blasts FBI’s IT Management 20-Dec-02 19:57:02 ET

Story Highlights:“A U.S. Department of Justice audit has found ‘major weaknesses’ in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s management of IT, despite the obvious need for immediate improvements after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and additional funding provided by Congress…”

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“The 178-page report was released after a review by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General and government watchdog the General Accounting Office (GAO)…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

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