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Expedia Reports Significant Credit Card Fraud  01 March 2000 
Source: E-Commerce Times - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Online travel agency and Microsoft spin-off Expedia.com reported Wednesday that it will record $4 to $6 million (US$) in third quarter losses to cover fraudulent credit card purchases made on its Web site. . . .
 
Schumer Intros Net Security Bill  29 February 2000 
Source: ComputerCurrents -    - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Thursday formally introduced a measure that would increase the fines and penalties for computer crimes. Schumer introduced the bill, S. 2092, along with Republican backing from Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., a legislator whose most focused attention . . .
 
Anti-Cyberattack Plan  28 February 2000 
Source: Computer Currents - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"On the heels of recent distributed denial-of- service (DDoS) attacks on commercial Web sites, a public/private security group has published a document to help organizations deal with systems security." This DDoS roadmap can be found at http://www.sans.org/ddos_roadmap.htm . . .
 
Are security fears running ahead of reality?  28 February 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"Word of a severe privacy breach once again spread over the Net like wildfire last week, sending a company scrambling to douse incendiary charges of spying on consumers." . . .
 
Only a handful of cyber-crooks are ever punished  28 February 2000 
Source: Deseretnews.com -    - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"Only a handful of computer attackers are actually caught and convicted as federal law enforcement of cyber-crime lags far behind the explosive growth of the Internet, Justice Department records show. In 1998, the private sector reported at least 3,700 hacking . . .
 
Govt. Cracker Charged  25 February 2000 
Source: Computer Currents - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A 28-year-old man has been charged with cracking government Web sites last year. If convicted, the cracker could face fines of up to $250,000 and as much as 10 years in jail, reports say. . . .
 
Survey: Internet improves lives, but raises privacy fears  24 February 2000 
Source: Cnn.com -    - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Here is yet another article posted about Internet privacy..." More than 70 percent of Internet users said going online has improved their lives, according to a national survey released Wednesday. But a wave of recent attacks against well-known Web sites . . .
 
DoubleClick's Kevin Ryan Talks Privacy  24 February 2000 
Source: Written by: Steven Vonder Haar    - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
It seems more and more people are getting paranoid over privacy. But, that's a good thing. Steven Vonder Haar writes..."DoubleClick last week took the wraps off a marketing plan aimed at quelling increasing concern among privacy advocates over the . . .
 
Government Computers too Vulnerable  24 February 2000 
Source: TechServer.com    - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"Federal computer systems are just as vulnerable to disruption as the leading business and news Web sites attacked last week, senators pushing for improved Internet security said Wednesday. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee plans a March 2 hearing to get . . .
 
Russia's security agency spreads its Net  22 February 2000 
Source: AAP Fairfax -  - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"The successor to the KGB is now also spying on the Internet, raising fears that the information it collects could be used for blackmail and business espionage. "The whole Federal Security Service will be crying tomorrow over your love . . .
 
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