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Digital highwaymen

Thursday, May 12, 2005 (05:48:10)
Technology hit the headlines for the wrong reasons again last week, as a gang of British software pirates who characterised themselves as latter-day Robin Hoods found themselves in jail. The convictions underlined the perception that cybercrime is on the up, a feeling exacerbated by a recent attempted £220-million (about R2,5-million) hacking raid on the Sumitomo Mitsui bank in London, which garnered Mission Impossible headlines. But despite the Hollywood-style imagery generated by such crimes, and the fact that these offences are on the increase, not all of it is as hi-tech as it might appear...

More (Media & Guardian online)

New Article: Learning from Other's Mistakes - Issues Arising from E-Discovery

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 (15:44:01)
A new article by Setec Investigations entitled "Learning from Other's Mistakes: Issues Arising from Electronic Discovery" is now online.

The article can be read here.

Federation Warns Company Directors They Are at Risk from Their IT Department

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 (07:45:18)
The Federation Against Software Theft today warns UK company directors that they risk being branded ‘software thieves’ because of the actions of their employees, including those in the IT department. This comes in the wake of The Federation’s launch of Operation Tracker...which uses evidence gathered by computer forensics experts to apply for court orders and obtain the relevant user information from ISPs...

More (SecurityPark.net)

Crime time for Chinese net users

Monday, May 09, 2005 (06:52:17)
Around 20% of the world's hijacked computers sending out spam, attacking websites and hosting unsavoury material are in China, says a report. The figures, from security firm Ciphertrust, come amid spiralling rates of internet use in China...

More (BBC)

Police culture

Saturday, May 07, 2005 (07:05:39)
If you ask Chris Budge, the police are no worse - and may even be a lot better - than any other organisation when it comes to looking at p**n at work. Budge should know. The computer forensic consultant runs eCrime, a company called in by businesses to audit their computers for offensive and objectionable material or to check them out for fraud...

More (The New Zealand Herald)