Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for May 10, 2001

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

BBC: Porn Virus Fails to Bite 10-May-01 07:24:12 ET

Story Highlights:“After a strong start the Homepage e-mail virus has fizzled out barely 24 hours after it first appeared…”

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“The Homepage virus outbreak started on 9 May, hitting organisations in Asia before marching across the globe and infecting companies in Europe and the US…”

Full Story on BBC

ZDNET UK: Homepage Worm Dies Out 10-May-01 04:22:33 ET

Story Highlights:“Less than 24 hours after the Homepage worm started spreading, the surge of email created by the infectious computer code has started to subside…”

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“‘It has gone through the Asia-Pacific [region], then Europe and now America,’ said Alex Shipp, chief antivirus technologist for email service provider MessageLabs. ‘But now it is essentially over…'”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

The Register: Hunt on for Porn-Meddling Virus Writers 10-May-01 10:06:24 ET

Story Highlights:“The hunt is on for the authors of the Homepage worm amid signs that the outbreak of the virus has been brought under control…”

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“Wired reports that three teenagers from the Netherlands have sent an anonymous email claiming responsibility for the virus…”

Full Story on The Register

Ananova: Chinese Call Halt to Cyberwar with the US 10-May-01 07:27:40 ET

Story Highlights:“Chinese hackers have called a truce to their cyberwar with the US. Hackers’ co-operative Honker Union have ended their protest, claiming the intended target of 1,000 attacks on US websites has been reached…”

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“The announcement said the influential group would not sanction any further attacks on US targets…”

Full Story on Ananova

BBC: ‘Truce’ in US-China Hacking War 10-May-01 06:24:55 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer hackers in China have called a halt to their online war with internet users from the United States…”

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“The so-called Honker Union of China — an informal union of Chinese hackers — says it has successfully attacked more than a thousand United States websites…”

Full Story on BBC

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