Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 27, 2002

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

The Register: Drive-By Hacking Linked to Cyberterrorism 27-Mar-02 07:50:17 ET

Story Highlights:“The most comprehensive study of the insecurity of wireless networks in London to date has discovered that 94 per cent are leaving their networks open to drive-by hacking…”

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“This possibly worthwhile survey is undermined by the cyberterrorism FUD spin put on the release…”

Full Story on The Register

The Register: Panel Debates Samaritan-Hack Amnesty 27-Mar-02 01:20:20 ET

Story Highlights:“Do good intentions count in a network intrusion, or should well-meaning hackers be prosecuted just like any other computer criminal?…”

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“A panel of information security experts chewed on that issue at a security conference here Monday — and for one of them, the question was more than academic…”

Full Story on The Register

ComputerWorld: Nigeria Launches Web Site To Target E-mail Scams 26-Mar-02 15:29:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Have you received an e-mail claiming to be from Nigerian government officials or petroleum executives trying to smuggle money out of their country? Are you getting tired of spiking all that Nigerian spam?…”

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“Well the Nigerian government is sick of those scams, too…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

Ananova: Two in Court Accused Over Child Porn Ring 26-Mar-02 15:53:24 ET

Story Highlights:“Two men appeared in court charged with being part of a suspected global internet child sex ring…”

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“Ian Margretts, 29, and Michael Hartney, 34, appeared at Bicester Magistrates Court, Oxon, facing charges of making and distributing lewd pictures of children…”

Full Story on Ananova

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