Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for July 5, 2001

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

ZDNET: OS X Flaws Draw Hackers’ Eyes 05-Jul-01 07:54:46 ET

Story Highlights:“The rising popularity of the current Mac OS X and the new operating system’s foundation in the ubiquitous Unix operating system have started to draw the scrutiny of hackers and security experts…”

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“The result: Electronic mailing lists dedicated to security are seeing the first reports of Mac OS X vulnerabilities…”

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The Register: Magistr Continues Three Month Reign as Top Virus 04-Jul-01 14:01:19 ET

Story Highlights:“The Magistr worm is still the world’s most frequently occurring computer virus…”

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“The worm topped the list of viruses that were found in June and accounted for 22.2 per cent of all report calls according to anti-virus company Sophos…”

Full Story on The Register

Ananova: Usenet ‘Becoming Database of Computer Viruses’ 04-Jul-01 08:58:13 ET

Story Highlights:“An IT security firm has warned many internet newsgroups are becoming a repository of computer viruses…”

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“Dmitry Gryaznov, from McAfee AVERT Labs, says malicious code writers are increasingly targeting Usenet’s myriad discussion groups…”

Full Story on Ananova

Newsbytes: Hacker Goes On Defacement Spree In Australia 05-Jul-01 07:39:20 ET

Story Highlights:“A hacker or hacker group has gone on a defacement rampage in Australia, altering the front pages of at least 48 sites in the last seven days…”

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“Since June 28, the defacer known as L4m4 has struck well-known Australian sites such as those belonging to bookseller Dymocks, cable TV channel Sky Channel, a charity of the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, the Penrith City council, and Web development company Nethead…”

Full Story on Newsbytes

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