Network Security Roundup for August 11, 2003

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TechNewsWorld: Acxiom Database Hack Highlights Risk11-Aug-03 09:50 ET

Story Highlights:“Consumer information held by Acxiom, one of the largest collectors and processors of such data, was reportedly accessed and downloaded recently by an intruder who broke into the company’s massive database. Law enforcement officials, who notified Acxiom of the breach, have arrested a suspect in Ohio.”

Full Story on TechNewsWorld

CNETAsia: Korea Hit by Cybercrime Wave11-Aug-03 07:45 ET

Story Highlights:“With its enthusiastic take-up of technologies such as broadband and the Internet, South Korea is often seen as a flagship country that others such as the UK could learn from. Its transformation into a cybernation is not without its downside, though. South Korean police warned this week that levels of cybercrime in the country are soaring.”

Full Story on CNETAsia

CNN: ‘Do Not Spam’ Lists Find Skeptics10-Aug-03 15:54 ET

Story Highlights:“Frustrated Internet users inundated with unwanted get-rich-quick schemes and herbal Viagra offers may have noticed a new, unsolicited pitch promising to reduce the amount of ‘spam’ e-mail they receive.”

Full Story on CNN

The Register: Security Spending To Hit $13.5bn by 200608-Aug-03 12:45 ET

Story Highlights:“Global revenues in enterprise security technology are predicted to reach $13.5 billion by 2006, up from $7.1 billion in 2002 last year. Intrusion protection, vulnerability assessment technology and security management tools are tipped to be key revenue generators in a new report by market watcher Datamonitor called Enterprise Security Product Markets.”

Full Story on The Register

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