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.

ZDNET: Virus Hits Both Linux and Windows 28-Mar-01 07:10:10 ET

Story Highlights:“A computer virus that can infect PCs running either the ubiquitous Windows operating system or the increasingly popular Linux operating system emerged on Tuesday…”

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“The virus, dubbed ‘W32.Winux’ by the company that first reported it, anti-virus firm Central Command, is not destructive and does not appear to have infected any computers yet…”

Full Story on ZDNET

Wired: A Virus That Leaps Platforms 27-Mar-01 20:55:00 ET

Story Highlights:“A security company has identified what is believed to be the first virus with cross-platform abilities — it can infect both Windows and Linux operating systems…”

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“This equal opportunity virus, dubbed W32.Winux, was identified by security firm Central Command on Tuesday…”

Full Story on Wired

Fairfax I.T.: New Virus Believed to Hit Both Windows and Linux 27-Mar-01 18:39:36 ET

Story Highlights:“United States antivirus software group Central Command has claimed to have found what it believes to be the first virus that will infect both Windows and Linux operating systems…”

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“The group said in a statement today the discovery of the W32.Winux proof of concept virus represented a ‘technology innovation that may lead to more destructive viruses in the future…'”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

Info World: Guninski Finds Another Hole in MS Exchange Security 28-Mar-01 03:47:28 ET

Story Highlights:“Bulgarian bug hunter Georgi Guninski said in an advisory Wednesday that a security risk is created in interactions between Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE), Internet Information Server (IIS), and Exchange 2000 software…”

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“The advisory said Microsoft’s OLE DB for Internet publishing program, a tool used to help Web-publish information stored in databases, gives a scripting interface for accessing and manipulating objects on IIS 5.0…”

Full Story on Info World

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