Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for May 16, 2001


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


Newsbytes: Work With Us, Or Face Cyber-Security Laws, White House Says 15-May-01 18:40:31 ET

Story Highlights:“Corporations that decline to work with the federal government in shaping a national plan to combat cyber-terrorism may be encouraging more restrictive cyber-security regulations…”

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“Speaking at a cyber-security conference attended today by representatives from dozens of critical infrastructure companies, Richard Clarke, the administration’s national coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and counter-terrorism chided industry leaders for their reticence in helping the federal government…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


ZDNET: Copy-Protected CD Hacked – Or Is It? 15-May-01 17:24:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Free copies of songs from country music singer Charley Pride’s latest album appeared on the Internet this week, just shortly before a version of the CD incorporating new anti-copying technology was released in U.S. stores Tuesday…”

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“The appearance of MP3s from the album muddies the debate over the effectiveness of CD encryption schemes in one of the first such commercial releases…”

Full Story on ZDNET


Newsbytes: Microsoft Patches Yet Another IIS Security Hole 15-May-01 16:56:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft Corp. is encouraging customers who use its Web server software to patch a newly discovered security hole that looks like an open door to hackers…”

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“The new vulnerability is the second serious security bug in Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) announced this month…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


Newsbytes: E-Mail Worm Pretends To Be Friendly Virus Warning 15-May-01 17:56:19 ET

Story Highlights:“Virus-fighting software vendor Symantec Corp. has issued a real warning about a fake virus alert that looks like an e-mail bulletin from the Cupertino, Calif., company…”

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“The big problem with the bogus e-mail, Symantec says, is that it comes with a new Internet worm attached…”

Full Story on Newsbytes


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