Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 13, 2001


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


ABCNews: Scouring Cyberspace 12-Sep-01 08:38:17 ET

Story Highlights:“AOL and Earthlink, two of the nation’s major Internet Service Providers, have been served with a ‘surveillance order’ by the FBI…”

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“Spokesmen for both companies say they ‘are cooperating fully with authorities’ but stopped short of describing just what kind of information the law enforcement agency hoped to glean…”

Full Story on ABCNews.com


The Register: Mafiaboy Given Eight Months 12-Sep-01 10:22:05 ET

Story Highlights:“Teenage hacker Mafiaboy has been sentenced to eight months in a youth detention centre…”

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“Mafiaboy – who can’t be named for legal reasons – pleaded guilty to 56 charges of ‘mischief to data’…”

Full Story on The Register


ComputerUser: 430,000 Microsoft Servers Vulnerable to Attack–Survey 12-Sep-01 07:59:05 ET

Story Highlights:“More than 400,000 sites running Microsoft’s Web server software today can be remotely controlled by attackers…”

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“A scan conducted in August by Netcraft, an Internet analysis and security company, found that 430,285 sites running Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) have a ‘back door’ program installed that allows anyone on the Internet to execute system-level commands on the server…”

Full Story on ComputerUser


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