Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 27, 2001

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

Computer User: Hackers, Spammers Could Face Life Under Terrorism Law – EFF 27-Sep-01 03:33:37 ET

Story Highlights:“By including computer crimes among the misdeeds that can be construed as ‘federal terrorism offenses,’ hackers, Web site vandals and unsolicited e-mail marketers could face life in prison under a proposed anti-terrorism law…”

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“‘This is just way, way out of proportion,’ Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien said Tuesday…”

Full Story on Computer User

Computer User: Lawmaker Sounds Warning Note on Computer Security 27-Sep-01 03:33:11 ET

Story Highlights:“The recent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon presage the potential of severe cyber-sorties on the nation’s and government’s critical IT infrastructures, and now is not the time for Congress to delay in doing their part to fabricate a strong online defense…”

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“Rep. Stephen Horn, R-Calif., chairman of the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Information Technology, said in a hearing on IT security that the defenders of the critical IT infrastructure must learn from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks…”

Full Story on Computer User

CNN: Nimda Needs Harsh Disinfectant 26-Sep-01 11:22:01 ET

Story Highlights:“Cleaning up after last week’s fast-spreading Nimda worm could prove to be harder and more time-consuming for users than it has been after other malicious software attacks…”

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“Companies that aren’t careful could be reinfected and leave back doors open for future exploitation…”

Full Story on CNN

The Register: Internet Security: We’re all Responsible 26-Sep-01 12:01:18 ET

Story Highlights:“Government and business should team up to improve Internet security, e-commerce minister Douglas Alexander said today…”

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“Opening the Information security Solution Europe conference in London today, Alexander advised delegates to exercise greater awareness of Internet security, in light of the America terror attacks…”

Full Story on The Register

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