Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for June 7, 2001

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

Newsbytes: Internet Security: Always One Eye On The Hackers 07-Jun-01 04:24:42 ET

Story Highlights:“Most of the companies gathered at this week’s Internet Security Conference 2001 had some permutation of the phrase, ‘we can help stop hackers!’ displayed prominently on their booths…”

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“According to the experts, damage by hackers, including defacement of Web sites, data tampering and hostile assaults such as denial of service (DoS) attacks, can cost companies thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of lost time each year…”

Full Story on Newsbytes

Ananova: EU Mulls Over Web Security Publicity Campaign 07-Jun-01 04:58:05 ET

Story Highlights:“The European Union is considering a publicity campaign about the importance of security on the Internet…”

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“IT Commissioner Erkki Liikanen said it is vital that people and companies know what the risks are and how they can protect themselves…”

Full Story on Ananova

ABCNews: The Weakest Link 06-Jun-01 15:35:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer security experts say the new ‘Miss World’ virus floating around the Internet today can completely erase a computers hard drive if the recipient opens the e-mails attached file…”

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“But most anti-virus authorities arent particularly worried. Miss World, it seems, like many recent viruses, isnt hard to stop or even ‘particularly sophisticated…'”

Full Story on ABCNews

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