Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for May 17, 2002


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


IDG.com: Hoax Calls Java File in Windows a Virus 17-May-02 05:00:00 ET

Story Highlights:“An e-mail hoax pretending to be a virus warning has been playing on users’ fears and causing them to delete their Java Debugger Manager file, called jdbgmgr.exe, by telling them it’s a virus, Symantec Corp. said Friday…”

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“Symantec’s security response staff have been dealing with calls all week, senior researcher Andrew Post said Friday. Many say they have deleted the file ‘just to be cautious’ and have to be told how to reinstall it…”

Full Story on IDG.com


ComputerWorld: FBI Searches Home of ‘Deceptive Duo’ Suspect 16-May-02 08:56:37 ET

Story Highlights:“The FBI searched the California home of a teenager suspected of being a member of the hacker group Deceptive Duo, which has claimed responsibility for hacking and defacing several government and public-sector Web sites…”

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“Andrew Black, a spokesman for the FBI’s San Francisco office, said agents from his office executed the search warrant at the Pleasant Hill, Calif., home of 18-year-old Robert Lyttle on Monday…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld


ComputerWorld: Defense Agency Found Using Unsecure WLAN Security Cameras 16-May-02 15:58:42 ET

Story Highlights:“The agency responsible for the U.S. Defense Department’s global networks and classified command and control systems has a gaping security hole in its front yard — security cameras at its headquarters in Arlington, Va., are connected to a nonsecure and unencrypted wireless LAN…”

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“Chris O’Ferrell, chief technology officer at NETSEC Inc. in Herndon, Va., which provides intrusion-detection services to numerous federal agencies and commercial customers, detected the nonsecure wireless LAN…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld


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