Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 7, 2002


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


MSNBC: Stolen Card Data Surfaces on Web Site 07-Mar-02 10:31:03 ET

Story Highlights:“On a lark last Friday, ‘Donna’ entered her name into the Google search engine…”

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“Only one hit came back, a link to a Russian Web site. But when she clicked on it, she found her name address, phone number, and Citibank credit card listed there, along with about 200 others…”

Full Story on MSNBC


Computer World: Klez.e Worm Threat Appears to be Contained 06-Mar-02 06:45:37 ET

Story Highlights:“Symantec Corp. said it considered the Klez.e worm a relatively low threat, though a spokesman said the company had received many calls from clients who had encountered it…”

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“The worm can delete files, halt the work of security programs and spread itself when an infected e-mail is opened…”

Full Story on Computer World


PCWorld: Mobile Outlook May Invite Viruses 06-Mar-02 16:38:10 ET

Story Highlights:“The emergence of cell-phone viruses is inevitable, say security specialists, following the launch of a Vodafone New Zealand service that delivers Microsoft Outlook over its cellular network…”

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“Microsoft, Vodafone Group, and Hewlett-Packard announced the deal last week, though the service will at first be confined to New Zealand…”

Full Story on PCWorld


TechRepublic: Prevent Workstation Hacking 07-Mar-02 08:36:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Hacking isnt limited to the server. In fact, the workstation is often the first place a hacker will try to access because from there, he or she can gain insight into how the network is set up…”

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“Often, however, workstation protection is overlooked…”

Full Story on TechRepublic


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