Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 10, 2003

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

CNN: FBI Seeks Hacker of eBay Users’ Info 07-Feb-03 10:45:12 ET

Story Highlights:“Users of the Internet auction site complained to the FBI they received fraudulent e-mails during the past week that appeared to come from eBay…”

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“The e-mails told recipients their accounts were suspended until they verified some personal information — including their credit card number and mother’s maiden name…”

Full Story on CNN

CBSNews: Journalist Perpetrates Internet Hoax 07-Feb-03 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“An online news site published and then retracted a story this week that claimed a radical Islamic group was behind a virus-like attack in January that clogged the Internet…”

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“In Wednesday’s article on the Web site of Computerworld magazine, someone identified as ‘Abu Mujahid’ said his Pakistan-based Harkat-ul-Mujahadeen group had unleashed the Internet worm attack as part of a ‘cyber jihad…'”

Full Story on CBSNews

MSNBC: Pair Who Hacked Court Get 9 Years 07-Feb-03 15:07:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Two hackers who broke into Riverside County, Calif., court computers and electronically dismissed a variety of pending cases pleaded guilty to the crime Friday…”

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“Both William Grace and Brandon Wilson were sentenced to nine years in jail after pleading guilty to 72 counts of illegally entering a computer system and editing data, along with seven counts of conspiracy to commit extortion…”

Full Story on MSNBC

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