Re: [iwar] news

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Date: 2001-05-16 00:22:57

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while this all no longer even gets a large gasp out of me, what happens when
the real stuff starts to crumble?

That is when "W" will first ask, "where is cyber on that chemical, no its a
periodic table"?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Cohen" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 10:27 PM
Subject: [iwar] news

> Fake virus warning carries worm Computer worms have tried all sorts of
> ploys for tricking users into activating them, but the latest is
> particularly sneaky --it masquerades as a virus warning from Symantec, a
> well-known anti-virus firm.  Symantec has confirmed the existence of the
> worm, known as VBS.Hard.A@mm, VBS/Hard-A, or VBS/Hard@mm, and created
> software to detect it.  So far, the virus has a low geographical
> distribution and has infected a small number of sites, according to a
> Symantec report published earlier this week.  The worm distributes
> itself--like several in the past, including Love Letter Homepage--as an
> attachment to an e-mail message.  The message is called "FW: Symantec
> Anti-Virus Warning," and claims to contain a description of a
> non-existent worm in an attached file.
> Feds still need to define role in tackling cyberterror The massive Y2K
> efforts exerted to prevent a crash of the nation's critical
> infrastructure may have moved the nation into the new millennium with a
> few battle scars, a panel of experts said Monday, but officials should
> heed the lessons learned from that experience when looking toward
> protecting the nation's technological backbone in the future.
> Cyberterrorism "has no deadline like the 31st of December.  It's going
> to go on forever," Utah Republican Sen.  Robert Bennett said at an Armed
> Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) conference on
> Monday.  "We have this kind of vulnerability now that we never had
> before."
> U.S.  senator: Cyberattacks could 'devastate' nation While President
> Bush pushes for a strong defense against a missile attack, a U.S.
> senator who led the Y2k effort in Congress warned today that a
> cyberattack by a hostile nation could be as disruptive as a nuclear
> missile exploding over a U.S.  city.  Sen.  Robert Bennett (R-Utah), a
> leading congressional evangelist on critical infrastructure protection
> issues, also called on U.S.  civilian agencies to adopt the "red
> team/blue team" models usedby the defense agencies to test their
> information security defenses.  In this model, red teams are the
> attacking force, while blue teams defend.
> Bush considers cybersecurity board The White House is leaning toward
> creating a coordination board to supplement the sole National Security
> Council official overseeing federal cybersecurity efforts, a senior
> administration official said.  When President Clinton signed
> Presidential Decision Directive 63 in May 1998, requiring agencies to
> secure the systems that support the nation's critical infrastructure,
> the directive also created several organizations and established a
> national coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and
> counterterrorism at the NSC.  President Bush said last month that he
> would re-examine the organization of and potential overlap among the
> agencies with critical infrastructure protection responsibilities, and
> the administration announced last week that recommendations would be
> issued shortly.
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