Daily Cybercrime and Security Report


If you do business on the Internet, you cannot afford to be uninformed about the dangers and pitfalls that cybercrime poses. The following is a daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.


Computer User: Microsoft Server Problem Causing Web Site Outages 25-Jan-01 02:09:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft staffers are working to repair a ‘temporary’ domain name server problem that brought down several Microsoft Web sites — including Microsoft.com — late Tuesday night, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed yesterday…”

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“While some news reports have linked the Microsoft outages to the defacement, Tuesday, of Microsoft’s New Zealand Web site, Miller would not say whether the server problem was caused by a hacker attack…”

Full Story on Computer User


Newsbytes: Microsoft: Server Foul-up Fixed 25-Jan-01 01:40:17 ET

Story Highlights:“Technicians have fixed a domain name server problem that left several Microsoft Web sites — including Microsoft.com — inaccessible for nearly a full day, the company said Tuesday night…”

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“There was speculation that the outages may have been related to Tuesday’s defacement of Microsoft’s New Zealand site. A hacking group known as the ‘Prime Suspectz’ took credit for defacing the New Zealand Microsoft…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


Canada.com: RCMP Asks Private Sector to Help Them Outwit Organized Crime on the Internet 24-Jan-01 20:55:18 ET

Story Highlights:“Overwhelmed by the secrecy and scope of high-tech fraud, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are appealing to the private sector to help them combat organized crime on the Internet…”

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“The same old suspects — Italian, Eastern European and Asian crime organizations, as well as outlaw motorcycle gangs — are finding new ways to exploit the technology, said RCMP Chief Supt. Pierre Yves Bourduas…”

Full Story on Canada.com


Globe Technology: Internet Film Delivery will Spawn Sequels 25-Jan-01 03:11:54 ET

Story Highlights:“Coming this summer to a computer near you: full-length feature films from major motion picture studios delivered through the Internet…”

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“The challenge for Hollywood will be to design or contract distribution systems that are impervious to hacking — no easy task. Pirated films are easily found on-line and technology is readily available on the Internet to duplicate digital video disk (DVD)…”

Full Story on Globe Technology


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