Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 28, 2002


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


LATimes: Cyberspace Attacks Are on the Rise 28-Jan-02 08:42:16 ET

Story Highlights:“Cyber attacks are becoming more common and targeted, according to a study to be released today, and security experts warned that the trend is only going to increase…”

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“Tracking the security breaches of more than 300 clients across the world, Internet security firm Riptech said it verified at least 128,678 cyber attacks from July to December…”

Full Story on LATimes


InfoWorld: A Packet Bounce Attack 28-Jan-02 08:08:25 ET

Story Highlights:“My most recent columns have dealt with major security holes in Windows XP and Microsoft’s Web server. And I cited free utilities by security expert Steve Gibson that can help you avoid these problems…”

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“Ironically, while I was interviewing Gibson, he experienced a serious hack that briefly knocked his own site off the Internet…”

Full Story on InfoWorld


The Register: It’s My Party and I’ll Infect You if I Want To 28-Jan-02 12:26:49 ET

Story Highlights:“Doing the rounds is a mass-mailing virus which promises photos from a party but delivers only embarrassment for Windows users…”

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“The worm, My Party-A, may appear to have come from a colleague or friend and arrives as an email with the subject line ‘new photos from my party!…'”

Full Story on The Register


PCWorld.com: Sony Issues Security Alert for Some PCs 24-Jan-02 07:22:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Sony is urging some customers who have bought Vaio computers since November to upgrade their software after the discovery of a potentially serious software bug that could allow intruders access to their computers…”

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“The security advisory applies to customers in much of Asia and some Middle East and African countries…”

Full Story on PCWorld.com


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