Cybercrime

Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 19, 2003


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


MSNBC: AmEx Hit by Card Break-In, Too 19-Feb-03 08:44:04 ET

Story Highlights:“American Express card holders were exposed during the same computer break-in which hit millions of Visa and MasterCard members…”

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“Overall, 8 million accounts were said put at risk by the hack into a third-party credit card processing system, but with no outbreak of fraud, the companies said they were hopeful the account information had not actually been stolen…”

Full Story on MSNBC


TechWeb: Remote Users Are the Weakest Link 19-Feb-03 08:11:12 ET

Story Highlights:“Say there’s a remote worker who connects to the corporate net through a VPN, and to the Internet via broadband and a WiFi hub. Is this user a threat to corporate data?…”

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“You bet: That broadband link could be vulnerable to a hacker, who could then ‘piggyback’ into the VPN…”

Full Story on TechWeb


Fairfax I.T.: Cyber-Terror More Than a Mouse Click 19-Feb-03 12:02:49 ET

Story Highlights:“‘The idea that the US collapses with one keystroke is clearly false and intended to frighten children,’ says Richard Hunter, vice-president and research director at Gartner…”

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“That’s not to say all infrastructures are invulnerable. The teams found the internet, while extremely difficult to take out completely, could be ‘subverted’ in several ways without detection…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


PCWorld: Antivirus Software Ships for LindowsOS 18-Feb-03 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“The first antivirus software tuned specifically for Lindows.com’s Linux-based desktop operating system is now available…”

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“The downloadable software, called VirusSafe, is based on Central Command’s Vexira Antivirus for Linux Workstation software. Lindows.com adjusted it to integrate it with the LindowsOS operating system…”

Full Story on PCWorld


IDG.net: New Security Device Locks Down ‘Net Connected Apps 19-Feb-03 11:12:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Teros, formerly Stratum8 Networks Inc., announced version 2.0 of its Teros-100 Application Protection System (APS), a security appliance designed to protect applications connected to the Internet against cyberattacks…”

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“The Teros-100 comes in a 1U (1.75 inches, or 4.4 centimeters) rack-mountable box. It is meant to cover security voids left by firewalls and intrusion detection systems…”

Full Story on IDG.net


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