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Digital clues help police land high-tech pirates

Monday, November 07, 2005 (12:21:54)
Last month, the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force, along with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Secret Service, busted what they described as a massive DVD pirate ring. When the case goes to court, the prosecuting attorneys should have some strong evidence, thanks to both the cybersleuthing prowess of the detectives and additional information provided by optical-disk forensic software. This software can read information embedded on DVDs and CDs that can’t be viewed by normal means...

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Phishing attackers and their mules sent down

Friday, November 04, 2005 (14:23:31)
Three men who sent thousands of emails purporting to come from eBay, and four others who acted as so-called money mules, were sent to prison by Preston Crown Court yesterday, marking the first convictions for a UK-run phishing operation...

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Denial of Service prosecution fails

Friday, November 04, 2005 (14:20:53)
A British teenager has been cleared of launching a denial-of-service attack against his former employer, in a ruling that delivers another blow to the U.K's Computer Misuse Act. At Wimbledon Magistrates Court in London, District Judge Kenneth Grant ruled Wednesday that the teenager had not broken the CMA, under which he was charged. The defendant, who can't be named for legal reasons, was accused of sending 5 million e-mail messages to his ex-employer that caused the company's e-mail server to crash...

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Expanding computer sleuth company moves to Herndon

Friday, November 04, 2005 (13:20:08)
A team of computer sleuths is hard at work in Herndon, doing everything from telling clients how secure their network to doing computer forensic work to figuring out what files a client's disgruntled employee might have leaked to a competitor. The Emerging Technologies Group Inc. (ETG) recently moved its corporate headquarters to Herndon from Huntsville, Ala., and is waiting on completion of its new 10,000-square-foot space in a Worldgate office building...

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Audit trails and computer forensics

Thursday, November 03, 2005 (11:48:01)
If your employer accuses you of hacking into the company’s computing system and perpetrating a fraud, and you happen to be guilty, what is your safest tactic if you want to escape criminal charges? The answer is: Ask them to prove it. One out of three times, even if computer forensics experts are brought in and given unfettered access to all systems, it will be impossible to prove who is guilty of what. The reason is that few computer networks maintain comprehensive audit trails of who did what and when...

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