Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 2, 2003

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

MSNBC: The Year the Criminals Took Over 31-Dec-02 10:13:59 ET

Story Highlights:“This year brought no Melissa virus, no Code Red, no daylong outages at Microsoft or Yahoo, and few tales of high-profile hacks…”

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“So one might conclude computer crime was down in 2002. And that would be a mistake…”

Full Story on MSNBC

Business Week: Toward a More Secure 2003 31-Dec-02 12:16:30 ET

Story Highlights:“With holiday cookies and sweets still being shared around offices everywhere, security is the least of concerns these days as most businesses are thinking merry, not wary…”

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“So what better time to examine the year ahead for what to expect in terms of computer security?…”

Full Story on Business Week

ZDNET: Security: For Better or Worse? 02-Jan-03 08:01:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Driven by terrorist attacks as well as by persistent computer viruses, security became a top priority for companies and the U.S. government in 2002…”

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“Microsoft kicked off the year with a companywide mandate from Chairman Bill Gates to focus efforts on security, privacy and reliability…”

Full Story on ZDNET

CBSNews: Wireless Insecurity 01-Jan-03 15:31:07 ET

Story Highlights:“At check-in counters across America, private information just floats through thin air from computer to computer in the world of wireless technology…”

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“Right outside Atlanta’s airport, Bill Corbitt is poaching information — sensitive information. Corbitt is a computer security specialist, hacking into wireless information systems…”

Full Story on CBSNews

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