A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.
The Age: Investigation finds NSW MP didn’t hack 30-Aug-01 00:00:07 ET
Story Highlights:“NSW Labor MP Tony Kelly has been cleared of any criminal activity by police investigating alleged computer hacking at state parliament…”
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“Forensic testing had found ‘certain programs’ on his computer, but these were more likely to have been used to test its security rather than for hacking…”
The Register: Sysadmin Spy Left Digital Trail 29-Aug-01 15:24:29 ET
Story Highlights:“The FBI investigation that lead to last week’s arrest of a former Air Force sergeant on espionage charges had more in common with a modern Internet hacker hunt than a John le Carre novel, court records show…”
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“Brian P. Regan, 38, was arrested Thursday at Washington Dulles International Airport while boarding a Lufthansa flight to Zurich, Switzerland. He’s charged with conspiracy to commit espionage for allegedly passing classified satellite photos and secret documents to an unnamed foreign government…”
MSNBC: The Other Kosovo War 29-Aug-01 18:44:33 ET
Story Highlights:“Coupling computer technology with the power of the military, the United States waged information warfare on Milosevics closest political associates in an effort to frighten them into abandoning their leader…”
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“This new mode of combat combines cyber-war tactics, espionage, psychological warfare and propaganda under one umbrella and seeks to coordinate it with the planes, tanks and ships of the traditional military…”
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