Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for May 31, 2002

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

CNN: Aerospace Workers Arrested for Hacking 31-May-02 09:55:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Three workers at a major Japanese aerospace company were arrested Thursday for allegedly hacking into the computer network of Japan’s space agency to spy on a rival company…”

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“Shunsuke Migita, 28, Shoichi Motohashi, 44, and Masao Amano, 40 — all employees at NEC Toshiba Space System Co. — were charged with illegally obtaining Mitsubishi Electric Corp.’s antenna designs for a high-speed Internet satellite…”

Full Story on CNN FBI: Cybersecurity Is Priority No. 3 29-May-02 23:19:27 ET

Story Highlights:“Further organizational changes announced Wednesday by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) included honing its focus on combating computer-related crimes…”

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“In a top ten list of priorities detailed during a press conference at the FBI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., FBI Director Robert Mueller pegged cybercrime prevention as its third-most important priority behind battling terrorism and espionage…”

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InternetWeek: Giga Defines Emerging Chief Security Officer Role 29-May-02 15:43:51 ET

Story Highlights:“More than 200 companies in the U.S. have named chief security officers, but the roles, qualifications, and pay for this new IT title vary widely…”

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“The importance of a more secure enterprise has grown in recent years, with drivers ranging from increased hacker activity to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11…”

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