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Cyber crime 'costs UK plc 270,000GBP an hour'

Thursday, June 22, 2006 (14:25:59)
Cyber crime is costing UK companies up to 270,000GBP every 60 minutes - but many are unaware of the sheer scale of the outbreak, independent risk consultants have warned...

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New infrastructure to fight cybercrime in the Netherlands

Thursday, June 22, 2006 (05:10:17)
For those who understand Dutch:

"Om meer samenhang te creëren in de bestrijding van cybercrime wil het kabinet alle activiteiten onderbrengen in een Nationale Infrastructuur Bestrijding Cybercrime. Daarnaast komt er voor de daadwerkelijke opsporing en vervolging een speciaal centrum bij het KLPD...(more here)"

And for those who need a little help my (very rough!) translation runs something like:

"To create more consistency in the fight against cybercrime the Dutch government wants to bring all activities together in a 'National Infrastructure for Fighting Cybercrime'. Furthermore there will be a special centre at the KLPD (the national, as opposed to regional, Dutch police force) for effective detection and prosecution..."

Apologies to all Dutch members and visitors for the poor translation!
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Computer crime experts gathered at Europol

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 (16:14:11)
This week computer experts from the EU Member States have been exchanging their views on how to stop the increasing number of crimes which are carried out in cyber space...

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Computer Forensic Lab Opens In Colorado

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 (16:09:31)
The FBI estimates 80 percent of all criminals leave behind some sort of electronic evidence. That's one of the reasons it decided to open 13 new computer forensic laboratories across the country with the most recent being right here in Colorado. Everyday electronic devices are the same ones that can help connect suspects to crimes. "Cell phones, PDA's, an iPod, a digital camera, anything that has digital evidence," Chris Buechner, the laboratory director, said. That evidence that is now being gathered in Colorado's newest high tech crime lab...

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WIT (Ireland) Announces Degree in Computer Forensics

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 (16:46:37)
The computer forensics stream is being introduced to the Institute's four-year BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing to meet the demand for expertise across the public and private sectors in Ireland and overseas. As well as helping to combat corporate crime, graduates from the degree will be equipped with skills in the recovery and analysis of deleted, cached and hidden data from desktop and laptop computers as well as other equipment including mobile phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs)...

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UK government's encryption key plan could backfire, warns expert

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 (03:06:17)
The clause of a law which forces people to hand over encryption keys will be activated after controversy delayed its implementation for six years. But one security expert has warned that the law itself could cause more criminals to turn to encryption...

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Newport Uni, Wales, launches computer forensics course

Monday, June 19, 2006 (19:49:11)
Newport University's Business School will launch a graduate course in computer forensics this September. Speaking at the B2B Wales event in Cardiff, Tony Corner, head of computing at Newport Business School, and Eric Llewellyn, senior lecturer in computing, announced the course at a seminar covering the business impact of computer forensics. As online and computer-based activity has become a significant portion of everyday life, the field of e-crime investigation has also been broadened, leading to a demand for qualified forensic specialists...

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Forensics day in UK will reveal tracing techniques

Friday, June 16, 2006 (15:45:56)
What happens if a suspect deliberately attempts to remove all traces of his activity from his PC? This and other forensic issues will be covered on 12 July in London at a seminar run by BCS's Information Security SG.

Full details at http://www.bcs-issg.org.uk/next%20event.html
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Computer Forensics Firm Warns of Web Mole Threat

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 (15:00:04)
UK computer forensics firm, Zentek Forensics, claims that whilst web-jacking is a new phenomena for home PC users, similar techniques are being widely-used in commercial environments. Web-jacking involves planting a Trojan on a PC or server in order to gain access to or steal files, often with criminal intent. Trojan programs are so-called because they enter a system in a seemingly harmless way, but once activated release “malicious code” which effectively unlocks a back-door to PCs and servers. Whereas home PC users are being taken in by the use of ‘pop-ups’ to plant the Trojan, businesses face an even bigger potential threat – from their people. In today’s cut-throat business environment, there is a rise in cases of companies sending spies into competitors. The moles’ go ‘undercover’ as employees to plant the Trojan directly onto computer hard drives, usually via a portable storage device such as a memory stick...
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