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Crime time for Chinese net users

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…

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Police culture

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 … Read more

Criminal IT: The crime you can still get away with

In the field of computer crime, there is one glaring problem: the law. Until relatively recently, there was no law to criminalise what might be recognised as obvious ‘mischiefs’ performed against computers; there was no legal framework to make hacking, … Read more

Cyberchase: Experts discuss benefits, risks

Like Hansel and Gretel [Brill explained] people leave crumbs as they wander cyberspace or work on their computer desktops. Following those crumbs, forensic scientists at Kroll have been able to trace Saddam Hussein’s stolen billions; understand the implosion of Enron; … Read more

Computer aces sleuth for FBI

Sept. 11 turned Sung-Ki Lim and Sang Jun from geeks to G-men. Well, they’re still geeks, but instead of pursuing an MBA or traveling far and wide as systems analysts, the two men are putting their technical skills to work … Read more