Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 7, 2002

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

CBS News: Steps Taken To Foil Hack Attacks 07-Nov-02 01:11:55ET

Story Highlights:“Experts have made an important change to the 13 computer servers that manage global Internet traffic, separating two of them to help better defend against the type of attack that occurred last month…”

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“Verisign Inc., which operates two of the root servers, moved one computer overnight Tuesday to a different building in an unspecified location in northern Virginia and onto a different part of its network…”

Full Story on CBS News

MSNBC: Fake INS Web Sites Trick Immigrants 07-Nov-02 09:11:43 ET

Story Highlights:“Each year, some 10 million hopefuls enter the American Dream drawing — the annual Green Card lottery. Only 50,000 Green Cards are awarded, but the scant 200-to-1 odds don’t deter many…”

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“But applicants who searched the Web for Green Card lottery information this time around often found themselves at a gallery of for-profit sites posing as U.S. government Web sites, charging $50 or more for applications that are supposed to be free…”

Full Story on MSNBC

Fairfax I.T.: New Worm Threat Upgraded 07-Nov-02 19:11:53 ET

Story Highlights:“Anti-virus software maker F-Secure has upgraded the threat posed by the email worm W32/Braid.A-mm to a level 2 alert — a new virus which is causing large infections which might be local to a specific region…”

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“The worm is written in Visual Basic, and it usually arrives in an e-mail message as a README.EXE attachment…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

BBC: Hack Attacks on Rise in Asia 07-Nov-02 07:11:50 ET

Story Highlights:“Hackers based in Indonesia and Malaysia have been launching digital attacks on neighbouring countries…”

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“October, the month in which a bomb exploded on the Indonesian island of Bali, has seen heightened cyber attacks in Southeast Asia and Oceania…”

Full Story on BBC

CNN: 10,000 Machines, 549 Days To Break Code 07-Nov-02 09:11:43 ET

Story Highlights:“Consider the work that went into cracking a secret code developed by Toronto-based Certicom Corp., which makes wireless encryption software…”

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“Certicom had challenged scientists, mathematicians, cryptographers and hackers to try to break one of the encryption codes the firm uses to protect digital data…”

Full Story on CNN

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