Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for July 26, 2001

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world. CERT Issues Warning to Telnet Users 25-Jul-01 16:36:19 ET

Story Highlights:“The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has issued an advisory warning anyone that uses Telnet to upload files onto servers based on the Berkeley Software Design (BSD) operating system…”

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“‘That’s because there is a vulnerability that can ‘crash the server or be leveraged to gain root access,’ CERT warned…”

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Computer User: Senate Bill Contains Millions for Net Crime Funding 26-Jul-01 03:07:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Like the U.S. House’s Commerce-Justice-State appropriations bill approved July 19, the Senate version contains a number of technology initiatives, notably more than $100 million for the FBI to fight online crime…”

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“The bill is one of 13 appropriations Congress must pass, and the president must sign, to keep the government running…”

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Ananova: Hackers Paralyse Official Palestinian News Agency Website 25-Jul-01 16:27:48 ET

Story Highlights:“Hackers have knocked out the internet website of the official Palestinian news agency…”

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“Palestinians blamed Israel, with experts saying hackers broke into Palnet, the main server in the West Bank and Gaza, and blocked the Wafa site…”

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BBC: Hackers Kill Off Heroes 26-Jul-01 07:59:14 ET

Story Highlights:“A virtual massacre has robbed an online fantasy world of its greatest heroes…”

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“Hackers exploited a loophole in the sign-on systems for the popular online game Diablo II to hijack and kill many of its most powerful characters…”

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