Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for May 24, 2002

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

Wired: Klez: Hi Mom, We’re No. 1 24-May-02 02:00:10 ET

Story Highlights:“For close to a year, SirCam was the virus most likely to turn up in your e-mail box…”

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“But representatives from a half-dozen antivirus firms now believe that ‘Klez.H’ is the most pervasive e-mail virus in cyberhistory, estimating that it has infected hundreds of thousands of computers within hours of first being spotted in mid-April…”

Full Story on Wired

TechWeb: Firewalls Are Still Sizzlin’ 22-May-02 21:16:30 ET

Story Highlights:“It won’t come as news to IT pros that cybercrime is soaring. But a new slate of stats reveals just how bad the situation really is…”

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“Research firm Computer Economics predicts computer crime will more than double this year while virus incidents are expected to increase by 22 percent…”

Full Story on TechWeb

The Register: Check Point Adds Console Management 24-May-02 09:18:45 ET

Story Highlights:“Check Point Software Technologies Inc has produced an enterprise-class security infrastructure management console that finally brings to security administrators a level of product integration and ease of use to match technology so well established in network and systems management arenas…”

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“By incorporating “security dashboards” to simplify administration and ease security policy management, the new SmartCenter line will allow administrators to use a single, central point of configuration to control various Check Point security, virtual private networking and quality of service products…”

Full Story on The Register

ZDNET: The E-Mail Battlefield: Building a Defense 24-May-02 08:30:25 ET

Story Highlights:“The security wars continue. No sooner is your Web server patch in place before a worm like Nimda comes along, infects your system through an end-users Web browser, and propagates to its next victims through your mail server and your Web site…”

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“So, what is the next battlefield for security administrators? How can they prepare for what will happen next instead of preparing for what happened last?…”

Full Story on ZDNET

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