Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for October 5, 2001


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


ABCNews: Preemptive Protection 04-Oct-01 13:42:08 ET

Story Highlights:“While none has yet threatened loss of life, as our culture grows increasingly dependent on the network of networks to organize and maintain our social, commercial, military and political institutions, some highly sophisticated worm can eventually cause deadly damage…”

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“It will not kill through physical assault, but through deprivation emergency supplies cut off, urgent calls for help unheard, defenses unplugged…”

Full Story on ABCNews


Computer User: Patriotic Hackers Target College, Porn Sites 05-Oct-01 03:10:54 ET

Story Highlights:“Pro-American hackers this week chose unusual targets for posting their ruminations on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks: the Web site of a women’s college and several pornography sites…”

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“The defacement group, known as ‘fux0r Inc.,’ replaced the home page of Peace College Thursday with one of its own creation…”

Full Story on Computer User


The Register: New Anti-Terror Bill Limits Life Sentence for Hackers 04-Oct-01 13:49:37 ET

Story Highlights:“Anti-terrorism legislation proposed by leaders of the House Judiciary Committee this week omits a Justice Department plan to make computer hacking a federal terrorism offense, punishable by life imprisonment without the possibility of parole…”

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“But electronic civil liberties groups continue to warn about the enhanced Internet surveillance powers that would be granted to law enforcement agencies under the proposal…”

Full Story on The Register


The Register: Zero-Knowledge Bags Anonymity Service 05-Oct-01 05:27:33 ET

Story Highlights:“Zero-Knowledge Systems’ Freedom Network, an Internet privacy service that many believed would make on-line eavesdropping all but impossible, will cease to exist 22 October…”

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“The Montreal-based privacy and security company notified its subscribers of the change in a curt support notice on the Freedom Web site…”

Full Story on The Register


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