A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.
MSNBC: Web of Deceit 22-Oct-02 20:16:34 ET
Story Highlights:“Who’s sending you all those scam Nigerian e-mails?…”
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“Perhaps you heard from Daniel A. Oluwa over the past few days. He’s a member of Nigeria’s Federal Audit Committee. He dropped you an e-mail, labeled ‘Strictly Confidential,’ stating that he’s discovered a frozen account containing $42.5 million…”
The Register: IE Hopelessly Bug Ridden 23-Oct-02 05:57:14 ET
Story Highlights:“Nine closely-related Internet Explorer flaws leave users open to a variety of powerful attacks…”
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“The vulnerabilities revolve around object caching and a combination could enable an attacker to steal private local documents, steal cookies from any site, forge trusted web sites, steal clipboard information or even execute arbitrary programs…”
TechWeb: Will OIS Put Bite on White Hats? 23-Oct-02 10:34:05 ET
Story Highlights:“Better get to know the Organization for Internet Safety…”
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“Behind the innocuous-sounding name are major vendors that want to hide security matters behind closed doors…”
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