Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 16, 2002


A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.


CRMDaily.com: Internet Users Should Watch Out for E-Mail Scams 12-Apr-02 16:24:30 ET

Story Highlights:“The Internet is full of scam artists. Just look what happened to Derrick Barker and Michelle Emmons of Godfrey…”

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“Two weeks ago, Barker got an e-mail, allegedly from America Online. It was time to update his account, it said, providing a link to a Web site…”

Full Story on CRMDaily.com


PCWorld: Symantec Warns of Blended Security Threats 16-Apr-02 04:15:12 ET

Story Highlights:“Attacks on corporate computer systems will continue to get more sophisticated, simultaneously targeting several areas of vulnerability in ‘blended’ attacks, according to executives from security vendor Symantec…”

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“‘Security threats today are extremely nimble,’ says Leigh Costin, Asia-Pacific regional product manager for Symantec’s enterprise solutions range…”

Full Story on PCWorld


MSNBC: Net Thieves Caught in Action 15-Apr-02 22:15:38 ET

Story Highlights:“Just how long does it take for stolen credit cards to find their way around the Internet, and the world? About 15 minutes…”

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“Thats what fraud investigator Dan Clements found this weekend when he posted a Web page full of faked credit card data to track how quickly the information would make its way around the ‘carder culture…'”

Full Story on MSNBC


MSNBC: Korean Firm Gives Hackers a Chance 15-Apr-02 13:45:34 ET

Story Highlights:“A Korean company is offering $100,000 in a 48-hour hacking competition, to be run this week…”

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“Digital Works (KDWorks) will launch the competition, which will involve gaining root access to a server, on April 16 at 11 a.m. Korean Standard Time. The competition is aimed at demonstrating the resilience of KDWorks World OK Security (WOKS) solution…”

Full Story on MSNBC


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