Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for July 29, 2002

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

MSNBC: On the Trail of an Identity Thief 26-Jul-02 23:51:31 ET

Story Highlights:“It was just another stolen credit card number, leaked by just another careless Web site, except for one thing the victim wouldnt take it sitting down…”

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“So he made a few phone calls, and managed to retrace the thiefs steps. Peeking through accounts at anonymous e-mail services, information brokers, and online banks, the victim got a rare glimpse of an identity thief at work…”

Full Story on MSNBC

The Register: Ethical Hacker Faces War Driving Charges 26-Jul-02 11:31:06 ET

Story Highlights:“A Houston computer security analyst has been charged with hacking after demonstrating the insecurity of a county courts wireless LAN…”

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“Stefan Puffer, 33, was indicted by a Grand Jury on Wednesday with two counts of fraud for allegedly breaking into Harris County district clerk’s wireless computer system. It’s believed to be the first case of its kind in the US…”

Full Story on The Register

Wired: Fluffy Bunny No Longer Energized 29-Jul-02 02:00:32 ET

Story Highlights:“At the height of its game last year, a loose-knit hacking group calling itself Fluffy Bunny appeared able to break into websites at will…”

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“For a six-month period starting in mid-2001, Fluffy Bunny penetrated the networks of several top Internet firms, including Exodus, VA Software and Akamai. In effort to expose what it saw as frauds and poseurs, the cracking group also vandalized websites operated by leading computer security outfits, including the SANS Institute…”

Full Story on Wired

CBSNews: Bush Niece a Princeton Cyber Target? 26-Jul-02 16:20:18 ET

Story Highlights:“Princeton University admissions officers who snooped into a Yale University Web site 18 times in April apparently accessed the account of Lauren Bush, the president’s niece…”

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“According to a confidential Yale report obtained by The Washington Post, Princeton staffers logged onto Bush’s online acceptance notice four times in one afternoon…”

Full Story on CBSNews

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