Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for August 30, 2001

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…”

Full Story on The Age

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…”

Full Story on The Register

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…”

Full Story on MSNBC

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