Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for June 19, 2002

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

BBC: Pro-Islamic Hackers Join Forces 19-Jun-02 05:06:49 ET

Story Highlights:“There is mounting evidence that individual hacker groups connected by a pro-Islamic agenda are working together to carry out hack attacks…”

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“Security firm mi2g says an alliance of anti-Israel, anti-US and anti-India groups are increasingly highlighting issues such as the Middle East conflict, the war on terrorism and the Kashmir stand-off as part of their destructive digital attacks…”

Full Story on BBC

CNN: Experts Warn of Cyber Security Holes 19-Jun-02 10:07:17 ET

Story Highlights:“At a town hall meeting on cyber security, experts warned that the risks of going online have become especially prevalent as hackers find new ways to poke holes in Internet security systems…”

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“Tom Noonan, chief executive officer for Internet Security Systems, told the gathering Tuesday that logging onto the Internet is like entering a dangerous neighborhood…”

Full Story on CNN

ComputerWorld: Update: Apache Users Urged to Upgrade to Fix Security Flaws 18-Jun-02 12:59:43 ET

Story Highlights:“The creators of Apache Web Server software said today that all Apache users are potentially affected by security vulnerabilities that were announced yesterday, even as a controversy continues about how the flaws were initially made public…”

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“Mark Cox, a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation, said the vulnerability is caused by a stack buffer overflow, which can overload a server using a distributed denial-of-service attack and cause it to stop responding…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

The Register: US Cyber Security May Draft ISPs in Spy Game 18-Jun-02 23:35:57 ET

Story Highlights:“An early draft of the White House’s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace envisions the same kind of mandatory customer data collection and retention by U.S. Internet service providers as was recently enacted in Europe…”

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“In recent weeks, the administration has begun doling out bits and pieces of a draft of the strategy to technology industry members and advocacy groups…”

Full Story on The Register

TechWeb: Enterprise VPNs: Safe and Secure 19-Jun-02 20:25:32 ET

Story Highlights:“For security-minded IT pros, the key word in ‘virtual private networks’ is ‘private…'”

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“last thing you want is for sensitive information to end up in the hands of hackersor of the competition. Maybe you can rest a little easier. By all accounts, VPNs are becoming more and more secure…”

Full Story on TechWeb

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