Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for October 23, 2002

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…”

Full Story on MSNBC

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…”

Full Story on The Register

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…”

Full Story on TechWeb

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