Cybercrime

Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 6, 2002


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


Wired: Navy Sites Spring Security Leaks 06-Nov-02 02:00:00 ET

Story Highlights:“The U.S. Navy took one of its websites offline Tuesday and added new security controls to a second site after Internet surfers discovered they could access confidential Navy databases…”

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“The exposed Navy files included material designed to support a machine for testing the electronics of weapon systems called the Consolidated Automated Support System…”

Full Story on Wired


MSNBC: Hackers May Get U.S. Funds To Fight China’s Web Curbs 06-Nov-02 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“If some lawmakers in the U.S. get their way, freedom-promoting computer hackers soon may receive a bucketful of money to battle China’s Internet-censoring police…”

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“Christopher Cox, a House Republican from California, introduced legislation in early October that would create an Office of Global Internet Freedom and spend $100 million over two years to fund efforts to develop censorship-busting technology…”

Full Story on MSNBC


TechWeb: Security Fears Are Up, So Why Is Spending Down? 06-Nov-02 10:26:31 ET

Story Highlights:“Here’s a warning sign: Even as IT frets over everything from hacker threats to cyberterrorism, the enterprises they work for refuse to pay for the protection they need…”

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” A full 40 percent of IT managers recently surveyed by IDC cite IT security as their No. 1 priority. On the other hand, a Vista Research report predicts another year of doldrums for the IT security market…”

Full Story on TechWeb


The Register: Cisco, Cap Gemini Design Enterprise Security Benchmarks 05-Nov-02 10:26:48 ET

Story Highlights:“Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Cisco Systems Inc will next week launch a jointly developed security indexing service that aims to establish a process that will help companies to balance their security budgets against the level of security risk, effectively framing IT security policies in a commercial setting…”

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“The companies will position the Adaptive Security Index (ASI) service as an essential first step towards benchmarking the enterprise security regime…”

Full Story on The Register


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