Network Security Roundup for September 4, 2003

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E-Commerce Times: Will Security Matter More After Hackers Hit Home?03-Sep-03 16:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Hacking has hit home — literally — as hundreds of thousands of home users have found themselves scurrying to fix their infected machines in the wake of the Blaster worm. Hackers, who once commanded at least grudging respect for their corporate break-ins, have made it personal, and it’s going to cost them. Just ask Jeffrey Lee Parson.”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times

CNN: Microsoft Issues Office Warning03-Sep-03 18:04 ET

Story Highlights:“The world’s largest software maker said a ‘critical’ flaw in its Visual Basic for Applications software, used to develop applications for Windows and Office, could enable a malicious programmer to create documents that would launch attacks on unsuspecting users.”

Full Story on CNN

MSNBC: Another MSBlaster Suspect Arrested03-Sep-03 16:02 ET

Story Highlights:“Romanian authorities have arrested another virus writer connected to the MSBlaster worm outbreak, according to Romanian antivirus firm Bitdefender. But similar to the Jeffrey Lee Parson case, the programmer is only accused of writing a variant of the worm — one that infected very few computers.”

Full Story on MSNBC

CBS News: Nuke Plants Get Internet Warning04-Sep-03 08:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Government regulators are warning nuclear plant operators about computer outages caused by Internet infections, confirming disruptions of two important internal systems in January at a nuclear power plant already shut down.”

Full Story on CBS News

The Register: New Worm Tries To Bring Down Downing Street Website04-Sep-03 12:02 ET

Story Highlights:“AV firms are warning of the appearance of a new Internet worm which attempts to launch a distributed denial-of-service attack on the Downing Street website.”

Full Story on The Register

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