Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for October 9, 2001


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


Computer User: FBI Warns E-Commerce Sites of Insecure Partners 09-Oct-01 03:29:03 ET

Story Highlights:“The FBI’s computer security center said hackers continue to target e-commerce sites, and third-party service providers are the weak link…”

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“The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) issued an advisory Friday warning that computer criminals are specifically targeting ‘several third-party service providers’ that employ weak security practices…”

Full Story on Computer User


Computer User: Court: German TV Must Return Hacked Bank Account Info 09-Oct-01 03:20:27 ET

Story Highlights:“HypoVereinsbank, one of Germany’s largest banks, has won a court order forcing a popular consumer high-tech TV show to hand over customer account information that hackers were able to download from the bank’s computers…”

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“The exploits of the hackers were profiled in September on Technical Adviser, a TV show produced by ARD, one of Germany’s two public TV networks…”

Full Story on Computer User


Fairfax I.T.: CERT Warns Excel, PowerPoint Users to Take Care 08-Oct-01 11:25:24 ET

Story Highlights:“United States-based network security watchdog CERT has issued an advisory overnight warning of more macro vulnerabilities that leave Microsoft systems open to attack…”

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“‘An intruder can include a specially crafted macro in a Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint document that can avoid detection and run automatically regardless of the security settings specified by the user,’ the advisory from CERT reads…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


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