Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for August 6, 2002

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

CNN: Warnings Prompt U.S. To Monitor Net Attacks 06-Aug-02 11:11:51 ET

Story Highlights:“The government was monitoring a series of electronic attacks launched early Tuesday against United States Internet providers, hours after European authorities passed warnings to the FBI predicting the attacks…”

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“The impact from the attacks appeared limited, and there were no reports of outages or even delayed e-mails…”

Full Story on CNN

MSNBC: Confessions of a Scam Artist 05-Aug-02 15:08:33 ET

Story Highlights:“It was so easy to steal. It was just a little white lie at first, a lie worth about $30. Then $50. Then $100. Whats the harm, thought ‘Hue.’ Buyers didnt seem to even notice that the laptop computers he sold were much slower than advertised…”

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“Scamming Internet users is clearly childs play Hue was only 15, but he had already become an accomplished con artist…”

Full Story on MSNBC

The Register: Israeli Teenagers Charged with Goner Virus Outbreak 06-Aug-02 10:08:26 ET

Story Highlights:“Five Israeli teenagers have been charged with creating and spreading the W32/Goner-A virus, which spread rapidly on the Internet after its release in December last year…”

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“The Ha’aretz newspaper reports that the five were charged at Haifa District Court with wilfully causing damage to computers belonging to companies and private individuals around the world, including NASA, through their involvement in unleashing the virus…”

Full Story on The Register

PCWorld: Trojan Horse Technology Exploits IE Hole 05-Aug-02 12:30:58 ET

Story Highlights:“A new technology could let a Trojan horse disguise itself as Internet Explorer and let hackers steal data from your PC by fooling firewalls into thinking it’s a trusted Microsoft application…”

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“Security pros have been warning for two years that a Trojan horse bypassing firewall detection is the inevitable next step in hacking technology…”

Full Story on PCWorld

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