Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 13, 2002


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


CBS News: Internet Security Flaw 12-Feb-02 16:33:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Much of the Internet’s network devices — from desktop computers to traffic management systems — have a security flaw…”

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“Depending on the flavor of SNMP, a hacker could shut down a victim’s device or get full access to it…”

Full Story on CBS News


Cleveland Live: Congress Considers Bill To Increase Computer Crime Penalties 12-Feb-02 14:33:08 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer hackers could face up to life in prison for their crimes under a bill being considered by a House panel…”

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“Another portion of the bill would protect Internet providers from lawsuits if, believing someone is in danger, they give records of communications to a government entity…”

Full Story on Cleveland Live


ZDNET UK: Deadlier Klez worm on the prowl 13-Feb-02 06:46:20 ET

Story Highlights:“A new variant of the destructive Klez worm has had moderate success, prompting one antivirus company this past weekend to release free tools to deal with its spread…”

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“‘The latest version, Klez.e, (poses) the most serious threat to computer safety,’ said Moscow-based antivirus company Kaspersky Labs…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


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