Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for July 25, 2001

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

Wired: SirCam: Devious, But Not Sinister 25-Jul-01 06:35:53 ET

Story Highlights:“SirCam, the virus that just won’t quit, continues to confound security experts and their expectations…”

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“SirCam is now ranked as the No. 1 virus threat on all of the antiviral companies alert-lists…”

Full Story on Wired

Newsbytes: Swiss Hackers Grab 250,000 E-mail Addresses, Passwords 24-Jul-01 12:49:37 ET

Story Highlights:“Swiss hackers were able to infiltrate the mail server of SwissOnline, Switzerland’s third largest Internet service provider (ISP), and gain access to 250,000 e-mail addresses and passwords, including some for the embassies of France, Sweden and Israel…”

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“Mina Dello Buono, spokeswoman for Swissonline in Otelfingen, confirmed the security breach, which was reported Sunday by the SonntagsZeitung newspaper…”

Full Story on Newsbytes

Newsbytes: Hackers Hit Again With Hitler Mustache, Music 24-Jul-01 15:24:18 ET

Story Highlights:“A cyber-battle has broken out between Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party (FPOE) and Web site hackers…”

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“The hackers have struck the FPOE’s Web site a second time; this time, it was not only a defacement, as occurred over the weekend, but an audio-visual attack…”

Full Story on Newsbytes

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