Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 28, 2002


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


ABCNews: A New Bag of Tricks for a Popular Firewall Program 28-Mar-02 10:17:16 ET

Story Highlights:“If you use cable or DSL to connect to the Internet, you need a firewall…”

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“A firewall, whether it’s hardware or software or a combination of the two, shields your PC and the information on it…”

Full Story on ABCNews


ZDNET UK: Hackers Attack eBay Accounts 27-Mar-02 07:01:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Someone other than Gloria Geary had access to the artist’s eBay account last week…”

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“Using Geary’s user ID, the person set up an auction for an Intel Pentium computer chip. Not only that, but the person changed Geary’s password so she could no longer access her own account — or cancel the bogus auction…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


Ananova: Court To Review ‘Mass Email as Trespass’ Case 28-Mar-02 10:00:25 ET

Story Highlights:“The California Supreme Court is to review an appeals court decision that likened sending mass-mailing emails to trespassing…”

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“The deliberations will centre on the case of a sacked IT worker accused of inundating his former company with angry emails…”

Full Story on Ananova


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