TerrorismCentral Newsletter: Cyberterrorism and Information Warfare
from the TerrorismCentral Newsletter
-- For the week ending January 25, 2004 --
8. Cyberterrorism and Information Warfare
An analysis of the US Pentagon's electronic voting system has recommended it
be scrapped due to numerous vulnerabilities in the system and the degree of
impact such flaws could have. http://www.servesecurityreport.org/
The National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre has issued
notification of vulnerabilities affecting network protocol H.323 used to
exchange audio and video information such as VoIP systems.
The US Sentencing Commission has issued a request for public comment
regarding sentencing guidelines for the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.
Another Microsoft Windows worm has surfaced called Bagle or Beagle. It poses
as a test message and is similar to Sobig. It can open a backdoor on
infected machines that provides access to the virus creator.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has been the latest victim
of a phisher scheme. Emails appearing to be from FDIC said that the Director
of Homeland Security has advised all deposit insurance on bank accounts to
be suspended due to suspected violations of the USA Patriot Act until
personal data, including bank account information, cannot be verified. The
FDIC immediately sent out an advisory warning of the hoax. With the FBI they
are investigating the source of the fraud.
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