Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for December 3, 2001


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


ZDNET UK: Christmas Cheer Brings Virus Fear 03-Dec-01 06:53:13 ET

Story Highlights:“With Christmas approaching, experts are urging IT managers to be on their guard against viruses that exploit email users’ seasonal goodwill…”

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“Recent virus infections suggest that many companies are still not adopting proper security procedures, despite repeated warnings…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


The Register: Dreamcast Game Spreads Virus 30-Nov-01 14:28:31 ET

Story Highlights:“A Japanese-language version of a Sega Dreamcast role-playing game has become infected with a computer virus…”

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“The game, Atelier Marie, includes a screensaver which is infected with the highly damaging Kriz virus…”

Full Story on The Register


Information Week: Antiterrorism Law Targets Hackers Around The World 03-Dec-01 08:39:28 ET

Story Highlights:“The recently passed antiterrorism bill expands the types of computer systems that fall under federal jurisdiction to include those belonging to foreigners — a move critics say is a massive expansion of federal prosecutorial power…”

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“Patriot bill, signed into law Oct. 26, lets the United States arrest and charge a hacker who breaks into a computer, even if the hacker’s Internet traffic merely travels through U.S. computers or routers…”

Full Story on The Register


BBC: Learning to Hack 01-Dec-01 10:53:24 ET

Story Highlights:“In an unremarkable alleyway in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, a strange, graffiti-sprayed building hides what could be a world first…”

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“This is Zi Hackademy, France’s newly opened school for computer hackers…”

Full Story on BBC


ZDNET: Got Hacked? Blame it on the Software 30-Nov-01 17:19:36 ET

Story Highlights:“Gary McGraw, noted for his books on Java security, is out with a new book that purports to tell software developers how to do it better…”

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“Titled ‘Building Secure Software’ and co-authored with technologist John Viega, the book provides a plan for designing software better able to resist the hacker attacks and worm infestations that plague the networked world…”

Full Story on ZDNET


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