Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for May 30, 2002

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

The Register: MS Exchange-2K, Excel-XP Security Warnings 30-May-02 03:22:53 ET

Story Highlights:“First up we have a potentially crippling exploit with Exchange 2000, in which a malformed mail attribute can spike the system CPU to 100% load while the malicious message is being processed…”

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“Depending on the attacker’s ingenuity, a server could be taken down for anywhere from a few seconds to several hours…”

Full Story on The Register

MSNBC: Notorious Hacker Hits 29-May-02 19:28:40 ET

Story Highlights:“A notorious online extortionist using the name ‘Zilterio’ has struck again…”

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“This time, some customers of TheNerds.Net, an electronics retailer, received e-mails from [email protected], indicating their credit card data had been stolen from the site…”

Full Story on MSNBC

BBC: Low-Tech Solution to Password Problem 30-May-02 04:05:49 ET

Story Highlights:“A British inventor has come up with a low-tech answer to the problem of having a secure password…”

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“Martin Wren-Hilton has designed a simple card that could be issued to employees as a second line of defence against hackers…”

Full Story on BBC

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