Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 25, 2001

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

Canoe: Hacker Rewriting of Yahoo Articles Highlights Peril of Web Data Corruption 24-Sep-01 19:11:34 ET

Story Highlights:“The dangers of Internet worms and viruses are well known, but security experts are warning of a more pernicious kind of attack — the manipulation of content on trusted Web sites…”

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“The issue became clear with the revelation that a hacker had rather easily entered Yahoo news pages and inserted phoney quotes and wrong information into stories…”

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Chicago Tribune: Terrorists Beating U.S. in Cyber Battle 24-Sep-01 08:50:12 ET

Story Highlights:“Terrorists hide their communications with encryption software. They set up Web sites to help raise money for their operations. Computer hackers break into U.S. government networks to…”

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“Meanwhile, federal agencies that have spent billions of dollars on computer surveillance of terrorists and the nations that harbor them continue to struggle…”

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Canoe: Gartner Analyst Recommends Some Companies Switch Server Software 24-Sep-01 20:08:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Companies hit by recent hacker attacks against Microsoft’s Web server software should switch to a new product rather than continuing the battle to keep the Microsoft product secure…”

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“John Pescatore, research director for Internet security at Gartner Group, told The Associated Press Monday that firms whose Web sites were shuttered by hacker attacks more than once may not be able to keep their servers secure — or safe — from future attacks…”

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