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.

ABCNews.com: Brazilian Mystery User Denies Creating ‘Naked Wife’ 08-Mar-01 03:52:28 ET

Story Highlights:“The Brazilian computer user identified as a suspected source of the damaging ‘Naked Wife’ e-mail virus denied on Thursday that he created the bug that swept across Europe and North America…”

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“At least one software company traced the virus which cripples Microsoft MSFT Windows applications to a personal computer owned by a firm called ‘AGF Brasil Seguros’ and registered to a user called…”

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Forbes: FBI Warns European Hackers Targeting E-Commerce 09-Mar-01 02:37:30 ET

Story Highlights:“A series of organized hacker attacks targeting U.S. Web companies continues, despite previous warnings, because many companies are not taking the necessary security measures to prevent them, according to the FBI…”

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“The hackers, from Russia and the Ukraine, have penetrated U.S. e-commerce computer systems by exploiting vulnerabilities in unpatched Microsoft Corp …”

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Ananova: FBI’s Alert Over East European Hack Attacks on E-Commerce Sites 09-Mar-01 11:27:37 ET

Story Highlights:“East European hackers are reported to have stolen more than a million credit card details over the past year…”

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“The SANS Institute says around 40 e-commerce websites have been compromised in concerted attacks…”

Full Story on Ananova

Fairfax I.T.: Crackers Leech 1m Credit Card Numbers From U.S. Companies 08-Mar-01 23:54:23 ET

Story Highlights:“More than 40 United States e-commerce and e-banking websites have been targeted by crackers demanding money, the US-based National Infrastructure Protection Center warned today…”

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“A statement released today in conjunction with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said eastern European crackers, ‘specifically Russia and the Ukraine,’ had penetrated U.S. e-commerce computer systems by exploiting vulnerabilities in unpatched Microsoft Windows NT operating systems…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

ZDNET: Providers Take Steps to Secure Hosted Data 09-Mar-01 10:54:58 ET

Story Highlights:“The security of hosted data took a step forward this week as two major managed hosting companies, a top-tier ASP and the leading ASP aggregator all announced a la carte hack-prevention services…”

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“While the timing of the announcements was coincidental, it’s no coincidence that such companies are thinking about security…”

Full Story on ZDNET

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