Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for May 6, 2002


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


MSNBC: Code Red Still Threatens Net 05-May-02 16:45:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Security researchers presented data on Friday indicating that Code Red version 2, a 9-month-old worm, continues to spread slowly across the Internet, compromising computers and leaving them easily accessible to malicious attackers…”

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“At present, more than 18,000 systems appear to be infected and, with a simple command, could be coopted into an attack that could take down any Web site…”

Full Story on MSNBC


CNN: ‘Kournikova’ Virus Writer Appeals Sentence 06-May-02 08:27:56 ET

Story Highlights:“Jan de Wit, the 21-year-old Dutchman who was sentenced last September to 150 hours of community service for creating and sending out the ‘Anna Kournikova’ e-mail worm, is appealing the verdict…”

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“‘My client does not agree with the conviction. We believe that he should be found not guilty,’ said Theo Jansen, De Wit’s lawyer…”

Full Story on CNN


Canada.com: Passwords Aren’t the Random Catchphrases You Think They Are 06-May-02 09:30:56 ET

Story Highlights:“That random catchphrase you use to restrict entry to your e-mail, online bank account and favourite e-retailer might not be so random after all…”

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“Psychologists have long been able to decipher an individual’s personality from studying his or her password choice – something computer hackers are eager to take advantage of…”

Full Story on Canada.com


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