Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 27, 2001


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


CNN: Record Year for Security Breaks Expected 26-Nov-01 15:06:13 ET

Story Highlights:“The government and the private sector need to prepare for what will likely be a record-setting year ahead for Internet security incidents…”

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“The CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh estimates that the number of security incidents reported this year will surpass 40,000, more than twice the number of…”

Full Story on CNN


The Register: ElcomSoft Shies Away From Black Hat Europe 26-Nov-01 14:46:13 ET

Story Highlights:“ElcomSoft, the Russian employer of Dimitri Sklyarov, has cancelled its planned participation in the Black Hat Europe hacking conference, on legal advice…”

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“In a statement announcing its withdrawal from Europe 2001 Black Hat, ElcomSoft said its first priority has to be its legal defence while charges are pending against the company and its employee…”

Full Story on The Register


Internet.com: Badtrans E-mail Worm On The Rise 26-Nov-01 13:35:50 ET

Story Highlights:“Just like a bad penny that always seems to turn up, an e-mail worm that is distributed via e-mail to Microsoft Outlook users is rearing its ugly head again…”

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“Anti-virus experts at McAfee.com (Nasdaq: MCAF) Monday say they have been receiving widespread reports of the Badtrans Internet worm from…”

Full Story on Internet.com


MSNBC: Google May Be Digging Too Deep 26-Nov-01 13:36:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Search engines spiders crawling the Web are increasingly stumbling upon passwords, credit card numbers, classified documents and even computer vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers…”

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“The problem is not new, security analysts say: Ever since search robots began indexing the Web years ago, Web site administrators have found pages not meant for public consumption exposed in search results…”

Full Story on MSNBC


The Register: Aliz Worm Turns, Bites Windows Users 26-Nov-01 14:57:57 ET

Story Highlights:“After months of dormancy a mass mailing email worm has exploded onto the Internet…”

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“Aliz, which affects Windows PCs, was first identified by anti-virus experts back in May but it was only this week that it began spreading rapidly…”

Full Story on The Register


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