Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for October 16, 2002


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


Washington Post: World Cybercrime Experts See Need for Laws, Ties 16-Oct-02 06:29:03 ET

Story Highlights:“Top international cyber-crimebusters wrapped up a three-day conference in the world’s most wired country on Wednesday with a call for greater global cooperation to fight online offences…”

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” Senior cybercrime police officers from 37 countries agreed at a meeting in South Korea that worldwide investigations were needed to chase online criminals who operate with little regard for state frontiers…”

Full Story on Washington Post


MSNBC: Web Shoppers Worry About Security 16-Oct-02 14:07:44 ET

Story Highlights:“Americans are spending more time on the Internet than a year ago and are generally satisfied with their online experiences…”

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“But worries about online security remain a barrier to the growth of e-commerce…”

Full Story on MSNBC


The Register: Intel Touts Security on a Chip 16-Oct-02 16:32:54 ET

Story Highlights:“Intel claimed the industry’s first network processor for secure content processing…”

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“The Intel IXP2850 network processor features high-performance packet processing with security features in a single chip and is designed for applications such as Virtual Private Networks, Web services and Storage Area Networks…”

Full Story on The Register


PCWorld: Nigerian E-Mail Scammers Reported on Run 14-Oct-02 23:20:11 ET

Story Highlights:“Nigerian criminals who have masterminded a series of fraudulent online schemes in several African countries are on the run in South Africa…”

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“In a recent development in the ongoing series of Internet-based crimes, the fraudsters made off with millions of dollars swindled from foreign online investors using reputable South African banks…”

Full Story on PCWorld


Wired: Spam Masquerades as Admin Alerts 16-Oct-02 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“A new breed of pop-up ads is appearing mysteriously on Microsoft Windows users’ computers…”

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“The so-called ‘Messenger spams’ have security experts and system administrators scratching their heads — and recipients fuming…”

Full Story on Wired


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