Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 14, 2002


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


The Register: MSN Messenger Worm Entices the Unwary 14-Feb-02 04:50:04 ET

Story Highlights:“A relatively benign but effective Internet worm attacked users of Microsoft’s MSN Messenger service Wednesday by exploiting a bug in Internet Explorer…”

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“Dubbed the ‘Cool Worm’ by an early discoverer, the worm arrives as an MSN instant message that reads, ‘Go To http://www.masenko-media.net/cool.html NoW !!!’…”

Full Story on The Register


Fairfax I.T.: My Computer Said It ‘Hertz’, But Now It’s Feeling ‘Beta’ 13-Feb-02 19:45:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Computers are like real people. They catch viruses, get sick, and can hardly lift their Header…”

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“It’s like an enormous computer kindergarten with millions of grubby, germ-ridden, snotty-nosed little computers, all running around together, playing all day, and sharing each other’s spit…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


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