Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 11, 2003

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

CNN: Famous Hacker Kevin Mitnick Gets Hacked 11-Feb-03 20:11:12 ET

Story Highlights:“The world’s best-known computer hacker suffered the indignity of having someone break into his new security consulting company’s Web site…”

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“But Kevin Mitnick shrugged it off as ‘quite amusing,’ not serious enough for him to call the FBI…”

Full Story on CNN

ComputerWorld: European Cybersecurity Agency Planned 10-Feb-03 11:12:07 ET

Story Highlights:“The European Commission proposed the creation of a Europe-wide network and information security agency today…”

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“The European Network and Information Security Agency is to serve as an advice center for the 15 member states on matters relating to cybersecurity, such as computer viruses…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

PCWorld: Microsoft Sends Security Alerts Home 11-Feb-03 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft is introducing a new home-user version of its free e-mail security news alert service for non-technical users…”

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“The Microsoft Security Update newsletter will include information on new product patches and security issues…”

Full Story on PCWorld

The Register: What’s the World’s Most Stupid Security Measure? 11-Feb-03 11:35:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Human rights watchdog Privacy International has launched a quest to find the World’s Most Stupid Security Measure…”

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“The global competition will identify what the group describes as the most ‘pointless, intrusive, annoying and self-serving’ security measures…”

Full Story on The Register

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