Cybercrime

Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 15, 2003


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


The Register: BBC in Ironic Virus Infection 15-Jan-03 07:40:00 ET

Story Highlights:“The BBC fell victim to the latest variant of the ExploreZip worm, and a certain amount of hubris, last week…”

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“The worm infects Windows PCs and modifies them so that the worm will reply to unread e-mails, sending dummy responses with an infected attachment (zipped_files.exe)…”

Full Story on The Register


Internet.com: Spammer Exposes Customer Data 15-Jan-03 20:11:12 ET

Story Highlights:“A notorious spammer who pitches pirated software from Symantec’s Norton product line over the Internet has left vast amounts of customer data exposed for the world to see…”

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“The exposed data includes what item was purchased, customer names, street addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, but apparently not credit card numbers…”

Full Story on Internet.com


The Register: Welsh Virus Writer To Be Sentenced Next Tuesday 15-Jan-03 11:12:07 ET

Story Highlights:“A 21-year-old Welsh Web designer who pleaded guilty to creating and distributing three mass-mailer viruses is due to be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court next Tuesday…”

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“Prosecutors have submitted evidence that these viruses spread to 27,000 computers in 42 countries. In early 2002, Gokar was the third most common virus on the Net…”

Full Story on The Register


ZDNet: Trend Micro Bolsters Virus Defenses 15-Jan-03 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Security company Trend Micro announced on Tuesday an expanded antivirus strategy that it hopes will help customers manage their cyberdefenses better and respond more quickly to virus outbreaks…”

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“The new components of Trend Micro’s Enterprise Protection Strategy, which was originally announced in May, include expanding the company’s outbreak-limitation service to add support for Solaris and Linux systems as well as for firewalls from NetScreen Technologies…”

Full Story on ZDNet


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