Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 4, 2002

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

MacWeek: FBI: DNS Server Attacks Came from U.S., Korea 01-Nov-02 15:11:43 ET

Story Highlights:“The distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks against 13 of the Internet’s core servers have been traced to computers in the U.S. and Korea, according to statements made by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Robert Mueller…”

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“The FBI director, who made the statements while speaking at a conference in Falls Church, Virginia, would not elaborate on what information his agency has obtained, saying that the investigation was ongoing…”

Full Story on MacWeek

MSNBC: Europe Police Losing Cyber Fight 01-Nov-02 16:11:13 ET

Story Highlights:“Europe is losing out in its fight against cyber crime…”

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“‘With cyber crime, it’s become so obvious that we’ve lost the battle even before we’ve begun to fight. We can’t keep up,’ Rolf Hegel, head of Europol’s serious crime department, told the Compsec 2002 computer security conference…”

Full Story on MSNBC

Washington Post: SBC Says It Will Test Internet Security Measures 03-Nov-02 13:23:47 ET

Story Highlights:“SBC Communications Inc., one of the nation’s largest Internet service providers, plans to create a laboratory to tests methods of defeating viruses and attacks on Web sites…”

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“The decision to create the research center, to be announced Monday, was endorsed by a top official of a government Internet security board…”

Full Story on Washington Post

Network World Fusion: ‘Intrusion Prevention’ Raises Hopes, Concerns 04-Nov-02 09:23:57 ET

Story Highlights:“New intrusion-detection systems that go beyond monitoring attacks to actually blocking them have network executives intrigued, but some worry that the devices could quash legitimate traffic, cause network latency and present a single point of failure…”

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“Unlike traditional IDS products that stay out of the way of network traffic, passively monitoring the traffic going by and leaving the blocking of attacks to routers or firewalls, these new “intrusion-prevention” systems inspect traffic directly as it makes its way from outside a corporate LAN to end users’ desktops…”

Full Story on Network World Fusion

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