Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 11, 2002

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

CNN: Next Target for Viruses: Cell Phones 10-Mar-02 09:15:36 ET

Story Highlights:“For malicious computer hackers and virus writers, the next frontier in mischief is the mobile phone…”

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“A phone virus or ‘Trojan horse’ program might instruct your phone to do extraordinary things…”

Full Story on CNN

Ananova: New Virus Warning Over Fake Microsoft Email 11-Mar-02 16:11:23 ET

Story Highlights:“Antivirus experts have warned that a new variant of Gibe-A email worm is on the loose…”

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“The worm spreads by attaching itself to an email purporting to be a security update from Microsoft…”

Full Story on Ananova

Computer World: Researcher Sees Security Risk in Computer’s Glow 08-Mar-02 16:15:22 ET

Story Highlights:“A German research student says that under the right conditions, hackers could steal information off cathode-ray tube (CRT) computer screens by measuring the light reflected from a user’s face…”

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“Markus Kuhn, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge in England, will present his findings in a paper at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Inc. Symposium on Security and Privacy in Oakland, Calif., in May…”

Full Story on Computer World

Chicago Tribune: Web’s Bloom Creates Garden for More Sophisticated Scammers 11-Mar-02 08:58:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Crystal Nordberg of Tulsa and her fiance, Jonathan Williams, had planned on buying a high-end digital camera for their honeymoon in Europe this May…”

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“Then, in late December, Nordberg saw a Mavica offered at Yahoo Auctions by a seemingly trustworthy seller who went by the name McGooch2002…”

Full Story on Chigaco Tribune

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