Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for November 14, 2001


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


Internet Week: Experts: Insiders Biggest Cyberterror Threat 13-Nov-01 15:20:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Although the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 have compelled businesses to better protect their physical assets, a greater effort is still needed to shore up electronic defenses beyond the entry points into corporate networks…”

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“Experts fear that cyberterrorists could soon attempt to compromise the systems run by electric utilities, banks, health-care providers and other operators of critical national infrastructure…”

Full Story on Internet Week


ZDNET: Defending America Against Cyberterrorism 13-Nov-01 10:03:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Anyone following cybercrime may think the whole concept of ‘cyberterrorism’ is an overhyped myth. With Web defacements and short denial-of-service attacks the norm, few fear a future attack from the Net…”

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“But Richard Clarke, the newly appointed special adviser to the president for cybersecurity, is one of those few…”

Full Story on ZDNET


ZDNET: Report: Business Fails on Global Security 14-Nov-01 12:13:44 ET

Story Highlights:“Multinational corporations are still far off from securing their networks and seem to be focusing on the wrong threats, according to a report expected from Big Five accounting firm KPMG this week…”

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“For the risk assessment report, KPMG interviewed 500 executives in August and discovered that although 85 percent felt they gave enough attention to protecting their information, nearly four out of 10 thought their company could suffer a serious breach of security…”

Full Story on ZDNET


ZDNET: How to Finally Give Viruses the Heave-Ho! 13-Nov-01 09:15:28 ET

Story Highlights:“Merely owning antivirus software is not enough to protect your PC from infection. The software requires a certain amount of care and feeding beyond the initial purchase…”

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“Fortunately, a few minutes of prevention can prevent hours of frustration during a real attack…”

Full Story on ZDNET


The Register: Do-it-Yourself Internet Anonymity 13-Nov-01 22:59:33 ET

Story Highlights:“Along with the recent government hysteria over terrorists, we’ve seen legislative measures and ’emergency powers’ inviting law-enforcement agencies worldwide to conduct Internet surveillance on an unprecedented scale…”

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“But because the state-of-the-art of electronic dragnets makes it difficult if not impossible to exclude the comings and goings of innocent citizens, we thought this a good time to run down the basic techniques for ordinary, law-abiding folk to come and go anonymously on the Net, and keep their private business private…”

Full Story on The Register


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