Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for July 30, 2001

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

ZDNET: Code Red: New Outbreak Expected Soon 30-Jul-01 05:54:15 ET

Story Highlights:“The malicious Code Red worm, which affected more than 280,000 systems earlier this month, is expected to begin propagating itself again on August 1st (5:00 PM PDT, July 31st), and is likely to re-infect tens of thousands of systems…”

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“Anti-virus experts are warning that when the system clocks roll over to next month, the Code Red worm will quickly propagate itself and compromise all vulnerable systems by August 2nd…”

Full Story on ZDNET

Ananova: U.S. Government and Microsoft to Unite to Combat Code Red Virus 30-Jul-01 05:29:04 ET

Story Highlights:“The US Government and the private sector are uniting to combat the virulent Code Red computer virus…”

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“Microsoft, the Government and the FBI will co-chair a press conference to persuade Web users worldwide to update their security software…”

Full Story on Ananova

The Register: Hacking Activity at All-Time High 28-Jul-01 08:31:29 ET

Story Highlights:Hacking activity is at an all-time high, according to stats compiled by The Honeynet Project…”

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“It bases this conclusion on the number of attacks perpetrated against a network of servers, set up by the organisation specifically to collect data on hacking attempts…”

Full Story on The Register

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