Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for June 7, 2002


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


MSNBC: World Cup Virus Kicks Up Some Dust? 07-Jun-02 08:08:43 ET

Story Highlights:“A new virus could score a surprise goal against fans seeking up-to-the-minute championship results online during the FIFA World Cup…”

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“According to antivirus company Sophos, the VBS/Chick-F virus arrives via e-mail as a compressed HTML file that carries the subject ‘RE: Korea Japan Results…'”

Full Story on MSNBC


Ananova: Hacker Charged $5 a Time To Change Grades on School Computer 06-Jun-02 14:06:34 ET

Story Highlights:“Pupils’ grades at a Florida high school are being re-examined after one admitted hacking into a computer and changing them for $5 a time…”

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“Two pupils have been suspended for 10 days following the incident at Western High School in Davie. No criminal charges have been filed…”

Full Story on Ananova


The Register: Symantec Intros Volume Licensing 07-Jun-02 04:53:47 ET

Story Highlights:“Symantec Corp has introduced a new line in volume licensing as an incentive for organizations to make volume purchases in return for discounted prices on its Norton, pcAnywhere and WinFaxPro lines of security software…”

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“Symantec’s Security License Program offers two volume license options…”

Full Story on The Register


Ananova: Pupils ‘Stalked Teachers To Post Details on Hate Website’ 07-Jun-02 10:20:15 ET

Story Highlights:“A conference has heard pupils at an Aberdeenshire school ‘stalked’ teachers and posted their personal details and threats on a website…”

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“It showed photographs of teachers with their partners, children and grandchildren, alongside threats to kill them…”

Full Story on Ananova


ZDNET: Shakira Worm Rocks the Net 06-Jun-02 17:28:51 ET

Story Highlights:“There’s nothing new about the latest Internet worm, Shakira ([email protected])…”

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“An email message allegedly containing photos of the Grammy-winning Colombian rock star will instead launch a flood of infected copies on other users of Microsoft Outlook or IRC…”

Full Story on ZDNET


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