A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.
The Register: US Assumes Global Cyber-Police Authority 27-Nov-01 12:18:12 ET
Story Highlights:“Much has been written about the new anti-terrorism legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Bush, particularly as it respects the ability of the government to conduct surveillance on email…”
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“Nevertheless, these cases demonstrate an important principle of international law — the so-called ‘protective principle.’ Every nation has the right to extend the scope of its law beyond…”
The Age: New Computer Virus Secretly Records Credit Card Details 28-Nov-01 03:11:48 ET
Story Highlights:“A new computer virus which can steal passwords and credit card details has spread to Australia, experts said today. Unlike most…”
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“Symantec customer support product manager Ben Guthrie said his company, which produces virus-detection software, had received thousands of reports…”
The Register: AV vendors split over FBI Trojan snoops 27-Nov-01 13:59:16 ET
Story Highlights:“Antivirus vendors are at loggerheads over whether they should include in their software packages detection for a Trojan horse program reportedly…”
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“Magic Lantern, which would be an extension of the Carnivore Internet surveillance program, takes the idea one step further by enabling agents to place a Trojan on a target’s computer without having to gain physical access…”
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