Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 11, 2002

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

BBC: Battling the Net Security Threat 09-Nov-02 09:20:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Experts are warning that the speed with which computer criminals and vandals are dreaming up and testing out new ways to cause trouble is accelerating…”

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“The growing number of attacks give companies and consumers little time to react to new threats and patch systems to ensure vulnerabilities are not exploited…”

Full Story on BBC

ABCNews: Hackers and Marketers Tap into Popularity of Virtual Greeting Cards 11-Nov-02 10:11:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Electronic greeting cards from Yahoo!, Blue Mountain, and Egreetings have gained popularity over the years, largely because they can be delivered immediately over Internet e-mail and come with cute graphics and special messages…”

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“But now virus writers, mass marketers, and porn Web sites are taking advantage of the e-greeting trend to infiltrate computers…”

Full Story on ABCNews

InternetWeek: Study: E-Mail Viruses Up, Spam Down 09-Nov-02 10:30:48 ET

Story Highlights:“E-mails bearing viruses increased 42 percent in October compared with January, with one in every 134.5 messages being infected, according to MessageLabs, which provides e-mail filtering services…”

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“MessageLabs scanned 212 million e-mails, of which almost 15 million were found to have potentially harmful content…”

Full Story on InternetWeek

The Register: Kaspersky Mailing List Hijacked! 08-Nov-02 17:11:58 ET

Story Highlights:“Oops! Kaspersky Labs’ antivirus mailing list became the unwitting vector for the spread of Braid, the latest email worm, today after script kiddies outfoxed the veteran Russian virus fighters…”

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“Recipients to the mailing list looked on in bemusement, and some concern, as the original virus-ladened email generated multiple bounced messages this morning…”

Full Story on The Register

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