Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for July 15, 2002

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

BBC: Hackers Target Web Censorship 15-Jul-02 09:07:12 ET

Story Highlights:“Well-intentioned hackers are creating tools to help people circumvent web browsing controls in countries where the net is censored…”

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“The group of technology experts have produced two programs that help people swap messages that would otherwise be banned or to set up their own networks that help them keep in touch…”

Full Story on BBC

ABCNews: Taking a Byte Out of Crime 15-Jul-02 10:51:09 ET

Story Highlights:“Nicodemo Scarfo Jr. thought the Internet was a foolproof way of running his gambling operation little did he know that he was under virtual surveillance every time he typed in his computer password…”

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“Scarfo’s case illustrates just one way federal and other law enforcement officials have been relying increasingly on cyberforensics to track down criminal suspects…”

Full Story on ABCNews

BBC: Alert as Hackers Meet 12-Jul-02 02:00:00 ET

Story Highlights:“As computer hackers attend a convention in New York, major organisations fear that attempts might be made to disrupt their computers in a show of hacking strength…”

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“The telephone phone company AT&T has written to all its employees warning them to be on their guard…”

Full Story on BBC

The Register: Linux Attacks on the Rise? 12-Jul-02 13:47:44 ET

Story Highlights:“Attacks on Linux and open source Web applications appear to have risen sharply this year, while attacks on Windows systems are markedly down…”

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“That’s the conclusions of a study by security consultancy mi2g after it compiled a database on attacks culled from data from defacement archives (such as, hacker bulletin boards and ‘information from automatic robots…'”

Full Story on The Register

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