Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for August 31, 2001


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


The Register: ‘Microsoft’ Sending Out Dangerous New Internet Worm 30-Aug-01 15:02:14 ET

Story Highlights:“It has just come in that a new Internet worm called [email protected] is being sent out in an email purporting to be from Microsoft Technical Support…”

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“The worm is dangerous and encrypts exe applications with a random key, rendering them unusable…”

Full Story on The Register


The Register: Security Software: Blind Lead Blind 31-Aug-01 07:01:09 ET

Story Highlights:“It’s incredible that in this day and age some of the most popular security products, products that are marketed as protecting you from the evils of computers, are so badly designed…”

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“Case in point: The many antivirus products that failed to detect and stop the highly effective SirCam worm, even when updated with the latest signatures and when configured correctly…”

Full Story on The Register


ABCNews: India to Open First Cyber Police Station 31-Aug-01 00:25:22 ET

Story Highlights:“India’s first police station to exclusively handle cyber crimes such as computer hacking, data damage and Internet fraud will start work in Bangalore on September 15…”

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“The station, which would cover crimes under India’s information technology law passed last year, was aimed at taking quick action on solving cyber crimes, taking the burden from local police…”

Full Story on ABCNews


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