Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for June 4, 2001

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

Wired: Is Military Hiding Hacks? 04-Jun-01 06:37:01 ET

Story Highlights:“Staffers at Alldas, an archive that maintains copies of websites that have been involuntarily altered, believes that their site is being deliberately blocked from accessing defaced websites owned by the United States military…”

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“Alldas staffers believe that the U.S. military is trying to cover up defacements of its websites by blocking Alldas’ access to the greater part of the military’s network…”

Full Story on Wired

CNN: Hacking Threat Rises with High-Tech Layoffs 04-Jun-01 11:05:23 ET

Story Highlights:“When someone cracked’s computer system, altered customer accounts and deleted important databases, the Internet service provider didn’t need to look far to find the attacker…”

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“It wasn’t a criminal outfit seeking credit card numbers, and it wasn’t a scrawny whiz kid hacking away for a challenge in his dark bedroom…”

Full Story on Information Week

Computer User: Hackers Target College Computers 04-Jun-01 03:08:35 ET

Story Highlights:“Dave Dittrich is not happy: A software pirate has hacked into computers at the University of Washington and installed a file-sharing program on one machine…”

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“It means one-stop shopping for stolen — and now free — software, and plenty of headaches for Dittrich, the university’s computer security expert…”

Full Story on Computer User

The Register: Why Hotmail Could Spread Viruses Even Faster than Outlook 01-Jun-01 16:25:14 ET

Story Highlights:“A flaw in the web-based email services run by the likes of Yahoo! and Hotmail makes them conduits through which mass mailing email viruses can rapidly spread over the Internet…”

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“That’s the serious warning contained in a posting to the BugTraq security mailing list by a security researcher who said that cross-site scripting vulnerabilities make it possible to replicate Melissa-type worms through Web mail services…”

Full Story on The Register

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