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Silicon.com: Nigerian fraudsters jailed for $240m bank sting 2005-11-22
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Nigerian fraudsters jailed for $240m bank sting

... and bringing down a bank in the process...

By Will Sturgeon

Two of the perpetrators of the largest ever fraud in Nigerian
history have been jailed for a total of 37 years.

According to Reuters, Em

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Wral.com: FBI Warns Of E-Mail About Surveillance 2005-11-22
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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FBI Warns Of E-Mail About Surveillance

The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued an alert Monday about a
scam involving unsolicited e-mails, purportedly sent by the FBI,
that tell computer users that their Internet surfing is being
monitored by the a

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SC Magazine: Plague of mutant worms targets IM systems 2005-11-22
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Plague of mutant worms targets IM systems

By William Eazel

Instant Messaging (IM) systems are coming under sustained attack
from a record number of mutant worms, security watchers have
warned.

http://www.scmagazine.com/uk/news/article/528542/plague-

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Reuters: Online crooks shift to players 2005-11-22
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Online crooks shift to players

Online criminals shifted their attacks in 2005 from computer
operating systems such as Windows and others to media players and
software programs, according to a study released on Tuesday.

http://today.reuters.com/news/n

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eWeek: AIM Rootkit Attack Traced to Middle East 2005-11-18
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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AIM Rootkit Attack Traced to Middle East

Security researchers have traced October's W32/Sdbot-ADD worm
attack against AOL's Instant Messenger network to a rootkit-powered

botnet controlled by hackers in the Middle East.

http://www.eweek.com/article2

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Vnunet: Firms admit to mobile security shambles 2005-11-18
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Firms admit to mobile security shambles

'Secret' Pins and passwords just a click away

by Ken Young

A third of professionals using mobile devices such as PDAs and
smartphones admit to not using passwords or any other security
protection despite three

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SC Magazine: 'Weaselboy' spammer jailed over £1.6M scam 2005-11-18
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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'Weaselboy' spammer jailed over £1.6M scam

by René Millman

A spammer who built up a £1.6 million ($2.75 million) fortune from
his bedroom in his father's house was jailed for six years for
fraud and other crimes.

http://www.scmagazine.com/uk/news/ar

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CentreDaily: 6 plead guilty for role in identity theft 2005-11-18
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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6 plead guilty for role in identity theft

Six more people pleaded guilty Thursday to operating a Web site
that investigators claimed was one of the largest online centers
for trafficking in stolen identity information and credit cards.

With others wh

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Techspot: Keystroke logging booming 2005-11-18
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Keystroke logging booming

by Derek Sooman

More than 6,000 keylogging programs are expected to be released by
hackers this year. This represents a 65 per cent increase from last
year.

http://www.techspot.com/news/19465-Keystroke-logging-booming.html

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SecurityProNews: Hackers Raid 5300 Indiana University Students 2005-11-18
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Hackers Raid 5300 Indiana University Students

Students at Indiana University recently received an unpleasant
notice saying their personal information had been compromised.
Hackers acquired access social security numbers and other
information.

http://

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Re: Techworld: Wireless woes exaggerated, says study 2005-11-18
Samedi (samedii gmail com)
Hey,
In http://www.qualys.com/docs/laws_of_vulnerabilities.pdf page 32 it
says the following:
"The issue of security vulnerabilities in Wireless devices is
significantly overrated - only 1 in nearly 20,000 critical
vulnerabilities is caused by a wireless device."

When they say that only 1 in nearly

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Silicon.com: Sony recalls millions of copy-protected CDs 2005-11-17
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Sony recalls millions of copy-protected CDs

Risk is of "pandemic" proportions, says security researcher

By John Borland

Record label Sony BMG Music Entertainment said on Tuesday that it
will recall millions of CDs that, if played in a consumer's PC,

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SC Magazine: Consumers teach companies a lesson for losing data 2005-11-17
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Consumers teach companies a lesson for losing data
By William Eazel

Customers are "actively punishing" companies that lose their
confidential and private information, research published today has
claimed.

http://www.scmagazine.com/uk/news/article/528

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Techworld: Wireless woes exaggerated, says study 2005-11-17
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Wireless woes exaggerated, says study
By John E. Dunn, Techworld

The number of wireless security vulnerabilities in the real world
is vanishingly small, research from Qualys has suggested.

That was the finding of latest annual Laws of Vulnerabilities

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SC Magazine: Organized cyber criminals can 'bring down firms at will' 2005-11-16
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Organized cyber criminals can 'bring down firms at will'

Executives and corporate boards need to be vigilant about the
threats posed by a global organized crime industry that has the
capacity to "bring down firms at will," according to IT security
ind

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Bradenton Herald: Protect yourself from identity theft 2005-11-16
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Protect yourself from identity theft

Identity theft can take many forms. It typically occurs when
someone uses your name and confidential information- including your
Social Security number, date of birth and mother's maiden name - to
do something you

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SC Magazine: Criminals will take $2.8B out of ecommerce in 2005 2005-11-16
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Criminals will take $2.8B out of ecommerce in 2005

Dollar losses from ecommerce fraud are rising, with newly published
research predicting that cyber fraudsters will steal more than $2.8
billion during 2005, an 8-percent increase over the year before

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The Courier-Mail: Criminal gangs 'infiltrating banks' 2005-11-16
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Criminal gangs 'infiltrating banks'

Sophisticated criminal gangs are "placing" their own agents inside
leading British banks to commit large-scale frauds, the country's
leading financial regulator warned Wednesday.

http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.

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ZDNet: Bots may get cloak of encryption 2005-11-16
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Bots may get cloak of encryption

WASHINGTON--In their quest to retain control over hijacked PCs,
cybercriminals will add encryption to their malicious software to
avoid detection and removal, one expert predicted Monday.

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-10

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Silicon.com: IT fault at Gatwick brings airport to halt 2005-11-15
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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IT fault at Gatwick brings airport to halt

Passengers were delayed at Gatwick airport over the weekend after
an IT failure caused the check-in system to stop working.

Full story:
http://management.silicon.com/itdirector/0,39024673,39154198,00.htm

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SC Magazine: Feds shut down California spyware ring 2005-11-15
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Feds shut down California spyware ring

The federal government lent a hand to PC users last week, pulling
the rug out from a California-based spyware operation.

http://www.scmagazine.com/uk/news/article/527541/feds-shut-down-
california-spyware-ring/

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SC Magazine: Malware effects inconsistent throughout British business 2005-11-15
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Malware effects inconsistent throughout British business

The impact of spam and viruses varies radically across different
key vertical sectors of U.K. business, new research has shown.

http://www.scmagazine.com/uk/news/article/527560/malware-effects-

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SC Magazine: Most IT acceptable use policies contain 'gaping security holes' 2005-11-15
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Most IT acceptable use policies contain 'gaping security holes'

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are leaving themselves
vulnerable to security and compliance risks by not having internet
acceptable use policies (AUPs) that address the latest

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Australian IT: Trojans targetting government agencies 2005-11-15
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Trojans targetting government agencies in Australia

THE Defence Signals Directorate has issued an alert on email-borne
electronic attacks believed to be targeting government departments
and corporate users.

The attackers seem to be trying to gather a

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Sony's legal issues, by Mark Rasch 2005-11-15
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following column was published on SecurityFocus today:

Sony's legal issues
by Mark Rasch
2005-11-14

Sony is in the spotlight over the rootkit they distribute on some
of their music CDs, and it bring up interesting legal issues
relating to EULAs a

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SC News: Anti-phishing alliance clamps down on internet fraudsters 2005-11-14
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Anti-phishing alliance clamps down on internet fraudsters

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) today stepped up its efforts
to combat internet fraud by promoting technological solutions.

http://www.scmagazine.com/uk/news/article/527345/antiphishing

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SC News: Europe's IT directors doubt VoIP security 2005-11-14
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Europe's IT directors doubt VoIP security

Almost half of European IT directors believe VoIP networks are
?inherently insecure?, with the figure rising to 56 percent among
computing professionals working in the financial sector, newly
published researc

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Fwd: News item: Sony to halt protected CD production 2005-11-14
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Sony to stop making "rootkit" CDs

Beleaguered Sony BMG will temporarily suspend the manufacture of
CDs protected with technology from First 4 Internet and re-examine
its copy-protection strategy, the media giant said on Friday.

http://www.securityfoc

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Wired: No Fed Security Laws, Hurrah!! 2005-11-11
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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No Fed Security Laws, Hurrah!!

Congress isn't likely to pass tough data-security laws any time
soon -- and that's a good thing, consumer advocates say. By Ryan
Singel.

http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,69525,00.html

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Moderator,

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SC Magazine: Trojans found exploiting Sony DRM application 2005-11-11
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Trojans found exploiting Sony DRM application
By René Millman

Researchers have discovered the first trojan to take advantage of
Sony's controversial copy protection software.
http://www.scmagazine.com/uk/news/article/527302/trojans-found-
exploiting-so

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