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.


Ananova: ‘Naked Wife’ Threatens Computer Chaos 07-Mar-01 05:58:09 ET

Story Highlights:“A new computer virus called Naked Wife is hitting businesses across the United States, Canada and Europe…”

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“The latest rogue file uses the same lurid tactics as the recent Kournikova virus to dupe complacent users into helping it spread…”

Full Story on Ananova


ZDNET UK: NakedWife Virus Spreads From U.S. Military 07-Mar-01 04:53:24 ET

Story Highlights:“A virus advertising itself as an e-mailed photo of someone’s wife has started infecting computers in Europe and the United States and may have started spreading from the U.S. military…”

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“Four different antivirus software companies have reported that at least 68 organisations have computers infected by the virus…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


Canada.com: New Virus Takes Advantage of People’s ‘Baser Instincts’ 06-Mar-01 20:08:24 ET

Story Highlights:“A destructive computer virus called ‘Naked Wife’ hit at least 30 organizations and one federal agency Tuesday, security experts said…”

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“Trilling said the virus, which appears with the subject line ‘FW: Naked Wife,’ deletes almost all of a computer’s vital system files…”

Full Story on Canada.com


Newsbytes: Anti-virus Company Blasts Industry, Media For Scare Tactics 06-Mar-01 23:09:17 ET

Story Highlights:“On the day a potentially damaging Internet worm was found loose in the wild, one anti-virus company took its own industry, as well as the news media, to task over the myths and misperceptions the public has about computer viruses…”

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“Susan Orbuch, spokesperson for Trend Micro, told Newsbytes misinformation about viruses is more dangerous than the bugs themselves…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


For more of the latest e-business and technology news from around the world, updated 24 hours a day, visit TechNewsWorld.com.


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