Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for June 29, 2001


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


ZDNET UK: Router Bug Could Let Hackers Control Internet Traffic 29-Jun-01 15:26:34 ET

Story Highlights:“Cisco Systems and CERT, the security advisory organisation, have warned of a bug in Cisco routers and switches that could give a hacker the ability to disrupt Internet traffic or intercept sensitive information…”

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“The bug, revealed on Thursday, allows a malicious user to gain control of any Cisco router running IOS software, which controls most of Cisco’s products…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


Newsbytes: July 4 Virus Hoax Threatens MP3 Files 28-Jun-01 23:55:45 ET

Story Highlights:“Preying on the guilt — and gullibility — of digital music swappers, an electronic message circulated the Internet today warning of a ticking time bomb planted on the PCs of Napster users…”

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“The press release, which was distributed by e-mail and posted in three Usenet discussion groups devoted to music, announced that on July 4th, American Independence Day, computers around the planet will crash and all MP3 music files on them will be obliterated…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


CNN: Hackers Delay Censorship-Busting Software 28-Jun-01 18:53:15 ET

Story Highlights:“A group of hackers has delayed introducing its planned Web software that is meant to allow users to evade government censorship of the Internet…”

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“The delayed project, code-named “Peekabooty,” was originally scheduled for launch next month at the hackers’ convention Def Con, the group Cult of the Dead Cow (CDC) said in an e-mail message to journalists…”

Full Story on CNN


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