Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for July 9, 2001

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

The Standard: Cybercrime Skyrockets, Say Security Reports 06-Jul-01 12:02:36 ET

Story Highlights:“Cybercops say computer crime incidents more than doubled last year, creating a virtual crime wave across computer systems all over the world…”

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“Cybercops say computer crime incidents more than doubled last year, creating a virtual crime wave across computer systems all over the world…”

Full Story on The Standard

ZDNET: U.S. Scrutinizes Security Hole at Privacy Site 09-Jul-01 04:54:57 ET

Story Highlights:“U.S. officials scrambled to assure businesses Friday that their confidential data had not been compromised by a government Web site that allegedly contained security holes…”

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“Ironically, the Web site encouraged businesses to sign up for a program that would beef up their own protections for sensitive personal data…”

Full Story on ZDNET

The Register: PoisonBOx Hacks Past Security Firm’s ‘Honey Pot’ 09-Jul-01 08:14:27 ET

Story Highlights:“New Zealand security firm Co-Logic has become one of the latest victims of prolific hacking group PoisonBOx…”

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“In order to monitor hacker activity the security assessment firm had set up a ‘honey pot’ server, a poorly protected section of its Web infrastructure that contained no real data and was designed purely to log the activity of crackers…”

Full Story on The Register

E-Commerce Times: Welsh Credit Card Hacker Avoids Jail Sentence 06-Jul-01 13:37:02 ET

Story Highlights:“The self-proclaimed ‘Saint of E-Commerce,’ a 19-year-old Welsh teenage hacker named Raphael Gray, was sentenced Friday in a Wales court to three years of psychiatric and community service rehabilitation for posting the hacked credit card details of thousands of people to the Web…”

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“Gray, who also went by the hacker name ‘Curador,’ pled guilty in March to two charges of obtaining services by deception and six charges of intentionally accessing sites containing credit card details…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times

Newsbytes: U.K. Student Given Three Years Probation For Hacking 06-Jul-01 13:09:53 ET

Story Highlights:“After pleading guilty to 10 charges of Web site hacking, a 19-year-old computer student told journalists he was ‘relieved’ to get off with three years of probation and psychiatric treatment this morning…”

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“Raphael Gray was arrested in March 2000, after he was accused of downloading database files containing details of more than 20,000 credit card numbers and their owners from nine Web site servers…”

Full Story on Newsbytes

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