Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for September 28, 2001

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

Ananova: Kournikova Virus Man Sentenced 27-Sep-01 15:33:27 ET

Story Highlights:“A Dutch man who spread the Kournikova computer virus around the world has been ordered to complete 150 hours of…”

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“Although he admitted using a virus kit to create the malicious file, he claims he had no idea of the chaos it would cause…”

Full Story on Ananova

The Register: Kournikova Virus Kiddie Gets 150 Hours Community Service 27-Sep-01 15:48:22 ET

Story Highlights:“The author of the Anna Kournikova virus has been sentenced to 150 hours community service — or 75 days in jail…”

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“[T]he verdict stated de Wit ‘was not a layman in the field of computer viruses. He works in a computer store and collected viruses — about 7,200, according to himself. The defendant must have been very aware of the consequences…'”

Full Story on The Register

Ananova: Hackers Urged To Join Fight Against Terrorism 27-Sep-01 15:32:01 ET

Story Highlights:“A public service announcement being prepared for U.S. television will urge hackers to take positive action against terrorism…”

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“Parry Aftab, executive director of Cyberangels, added: ‘The hacker community is very important in the fight against terrorism. But we want to get the message out that if they want to get busy doing good stuff, they should come to us and not…'”

Full Story on Ananova

Chicago Tribune: Hackers Direct Their Anger Online 27-Sep-01 15:29:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Claiming they are patriots and not vandals, hackers have begun attacking Web sites perceived — or misperceived — to be somehow linked to terrorism…”

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“And hackers took aim — perhaps inadvertently — at two Web sites owned by the Chicago-based insurance firm Aon Corp., which has been unable to account for about 200 of its 1,350 workers based in New York’s World Trade Center…”

Full Story on Chicago Tribune

The Age: Website Targeted by Anti-American hackers 27-Sep-01 15:05:14 ET

Story Highlights:“An Australian website had to be taken off line today after it was targeted by anti-American hackers in the wake of…”

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“It also included a line saying: ‘JEnKinZ is lookin fer a JOB in Aussie’ as well as greetings to Pakistani hackers…”

Full Story on The Age

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