Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for October 3, 2002


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


ABCNews: FBI and Security Experts Note Top 20 Cyber-Security Weaknesses 03-Oct-02 09:10:56 ET

Story Highlights:“Home users and network professionals who are worried about security should pay attention…”

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“The SANS Institute and the FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center have released their annual top 20 list of vulnerabilities, a cheat sheet for recognizing the most dangerous threats…”

Full Story on ABCNews


MSNBC: ‘Bugbear’ Worm Threat Level Raised 02-Oct-02 22:17:10 ET

Story Highlights:“BugBear is apparently biting. Most antivirus firms on Wednesday raised their threat assessment of the new computer worm, which was discovered on Monday morning…”

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“Bugbear packs a treacherous payload: it installs a keylogger on infected systems, so it can watch everything a victim types and steal information like passwords and account numbers…”

Full Story on MSNBC


The Register: Help! MS Issues Another Critical Security Fix 03-Oct-02 13:26:32 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has released a patch to fix critical flaws within Windows Help Facility which could enable attackers to execute arbitrary code on a victim’s PC…”

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“The HTML Help facility in Windows includes an ActiveX control which provides much of its functionality…”

Full Story on The Register


CNN: Hong Kong News Site Hacked 03-Oct-02 09:10:03 ET

Story Highlights:“Mainland Chinese who went online Thursday to read a Hong Kong newspaper were redirected by hackers to a Web site full of Falun Gong messages…”

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“Several mainland readers of Ming Pao newspaper’s online edition complained about being sent to the Web site run by the Falun Gong meditation sect, which is outlawed in mainland China as an ‘evil cult…'”

Full Story on CNN


The Register: Klez-H Enjoying Its Final Days of Infamy? 03-Oct-02 16:10:41 ET

Story Highlights:“The nasty BugBear worm made a race for infamy at the end of the month, but that old favourite Klez-H still made it to the top of the virus charts last month…”

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“That’s according to monthly statistics from managed services firm MessageLabs, which stopped 576,100 copies of the viruses in September. It’s the fifth month in a row Klez-H has topped the chart…”

Full Story on The Register


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