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.


Forbes: Web Companies Could Do More to Stop Hackers 07-Mar-01 21:53:42 ET

Story Highlights:“Are the hackers getting better, or is it just that the people in charge of security at big Web companies are nodding off on the job…”

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“Online shoppers have reason to wonder, after another in a series of intrusions into e-commerce sites that were supposed to have the best security money could buy…”

Full Story on Forbes


ZDNET UK: Hackers Put Porn on Militant Muslim Site 08-Mar-01 06:07:28 ET

Story Highlights:“The Web site of Muslim militant group, Hamas, has suffered a pornographic defacement after the fundamentalist organisation owned up to a suicide bombing that killed three Israelis…”

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“Hamas accuses Israeli intelligence of defacing their site, as part of an ongoing Israeli cyberwar — dubbed e-Jihad — backed by five months of religious turmoil in Palestine…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


ZDNET: IBM E-Commerce Servers at Risk 08-Mar-01 10:31:42 ET

Story Highlights:“Several versions of IBM’s WebSphere and Net.Commerce products — among the most popular e-commerce servers on the Internet — are vulnerable to a new exploit that allows attackers to decrypt customer or administrator passwords, thereby giving them access to the victim’s account…”

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“The vulnerability is due to some Web sites running the Net.Commerce and WebSphere servers with macros that are not properly coded…”

Full Story on ZDNET


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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