Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 12, 2001


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


Internet.com: CERT Says No Cyber-Terrorism Accompanied Attacks 12-Sep-01 04:25:36 ET

Story Highlights:“The terrorist attacks that destroyed three World Trade Center buildings and part of the Pentagon does not seem to have been extended to the Internet, according to federal reports…”

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“Officials with CERT Coordination Center and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) both say there were no abnormal denial of service (DoS) attacks, viruses or worms unleashed on American Web sites Tuesday…”

Full Story on Internet.com


Inter@ctive Week: No Cyberattacks Reported 12-Sep-01 02:37:32 ET

Story Highlights:“There have been no reports of any coordinated cyberattack on the Internet or other networks — but there could be hacker activity in the wake of the apparent terrorist attacks against the U.S…”

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“In fact, the number of cyberattacks has dropped to as much as 60 percent of what occur on an average day, said Norm Laudermilch, vice president of managed services for Riptech, a security intelligence service provider…”

Full Story on Inter@ctive Week


ZDNET UK: Hackers Clean Up in Online Casinos 12-Sep-01 07:07:26 ET

Story Highlights:“Call it the gambling industry’s dirty little secret. Hackers are sabotaging online casinos with greater regularity, security and gambling experts say, in some cases scamming large sums of money from the gaming firms…”

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“Last week, CryptoLogic, a Canadian software company that develops online casino games, said a hacker had cracked one of the firm’s gaming servers, corrupting the play of craps and video slots so that players could not lose…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


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