Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 5, 2002


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


CNN: Hacker Claims Worm Meant to Combat Sexism 05-Mar-02 10:45:57 ET

Story Highlights:“A hacker claiming to be a 17-year-old girl says she wrote a new worm targeting Microsoft Corp.’s .NET Web services platform to prove women are capable of creating computer viruses and make a statement against sexism…”

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“Dubbed the ‘Sharpei’ worm, it is believed to be the first virus written in C-sharp, the programming language which runs on .NET platforms…”

Full Story on CNN


The Register: Poison Applet Blights Browsers 05-Mar-02 11:20:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Crackers can use a malicious Java applet to hijack Internet sessions – leaving victims not so blissfully unaware…”

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“Exploiters can re-direct Web traffic once it has left the proxy server to a destination of the attacker’s choice, Microsoft warns…”

Full Story on The Register


The Register: Curious Employees Are Biggest Security Risk 04-Mar-02 16:20:50 ET

Story Highlights:“Forget about Internet crackers, employees are the biggest security problem for most businesses…”

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“That’s the main conclusion of a survey of UK IT managers which suggests that most firms are prepared for the threats posed by viruses and hackers, but are still struggling to secure data on their own networks…”

Full Story on The Register


CNN: Survey: Online Fraud Tops Off-Line 04-Mar-02 18:25:36 ET

Story Highlights:“Online fraud losses for 2001 were 19 times as high, dollar for dollar, as fraud losses resulting from off-line sales…”

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“And a new survey released by GartnerG2 shows that adult consumers in the United States are beginning to adopt credit card company solutions designed to protect against online fraud…”

Full Story on CNN


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