November 6, 2002 Child porn ring indictments rise to 25 Five more men have been indicted on charges of participating in an international child pornography ring that allegedly transmitted pictures of children in their care on the Internet. With the new indictments, issued Thursday, a total of 25 people across the United States and Europe have been charged with conspiring to sexually exploit children. Of those, four were indicted in their home countries of England and Germany. Photographer Indicted on Porn Charges A former child photographer from Orem is among five men indicted on charges of participating in an international child pornography ring. Joseph Durborow, 41, was indicted in U.S. District Court in Fresno, Calif., on Thursday. In August, Durborow pleaded innocent to charges that he made and distributed pornographic pictures, including those of a 10-year-old girl. Galion man faces federal charges in child-porn case A Galion man facing federal charges of rape and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance was indicted Thursday in Fresno, Calif. Edwin Bartholomew, 42, of 366 Cherry St., is accused of participating in an international child pornography ring police allege transmitted pictures of children -- who were in their care -- over the Internet. - - - - - - - - Man held on porn charges State Police have arrested a Pembroke, Genesee County, man on child pornography charges involving photos. John Quintern, 44, of Gabbey Road is charged with 74 counts of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. He is accused of using a rented computer in his home and downloading pornographic photos of children off the Internet, according to the State Police in Batavia. - - - - - - - - Man Charged In Child Porn Case, Suspect In Other Cases A Marshall County man charged with child pornography and other sex-related offenses faces additional scrutiny from investigators in Etowah County and the FBI. Justin Wayne Matthews, 22, of Albertville, was arrested last Wednesday on two counts of second-degree rape. John Young, an investigator with the Marshall County District Attorney's office said Matthews is accused of using the Internet to lure girls ages 12 to 14 for sex. - - - - - - - - Ketchikan man pleads in child porn A Ketchikan man has pleaded no contest to one count of possessing child pornography. Lonnie G.Dunkin Jr., 47, entered his plea Friday, 10 days before his trial on computer- related child pornography was set to begin. Dunkin was indicted in March on 21 counts of distributing and 16 counts of possessing child pornography. All except one charge will be dropped as part of a plea agreement with the district attorney's office, said Ketchikan Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens. - - - - - - - - Carpenter admits selling child porn over internet From his West Auckland lounge, webmaster Glenn William Roberts sold customers in the United States and Europe access to thousands of images of child pornography. For $US29.95 (NZ$60) a month, they could go to the members' galleries on two internet sites he administered and look at pictures of children aged three to 14 having sex with each other or posing naked. Clients could buy video CDs of boys engaging in sexual activity for $US50.,2106,2102144a11,00.html - - - - - - - - Roanoker had pleaded no contest to 4 charges A prosecutor said she didn't try to take his case to circuit court because he admitted his involvement and was willing to address his problem. A Roanoke teenager convicted of trading child pornography on the Internet might escape juvenile incarceration. Eric Alan Rinehart , 17, pleaded no contest in August to four counts of producing child pornography. On Monday, a judge sentenced him to a suspended commitment to the department of juvenile justice and an indefinite term on probation, Roanoke Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Ann Gardner said. - - - - - - - - Police seize porn files A Troy man whose apartment was searched by police conducting a child pornography investigation has not been charged with any crimes, and reports from the search do not indicate whether any pornography was seized. A police report on the search shows that detectives took various computer equipment, video equipment and a sex toy from 405 Riggin Road, Apt. A, after they searched the home on Oct. 25. - - - - - - - - Heckenkamp Free Again Federal judges cool down and release alleged eBay hacker, who irked them. Accused superhacker Jerome Heckenkamp was released from jail last week after seven months in federal stir, but only after assuring two federal judges that he respects their authority after all. Heckenkamp, 23, was taken into custody last March during a court appearance in San Jose, Calif. where, representing himself against a battery of computer crimes charges, he angered federal judge James Ware with a series of baffling legal arguments apparently inspired by failed tax-protester - - - - - - - - Spy investigation spooks Ericsson Three people have been detained in Sweden on charges of spying on the telecoms and defence company for a 'foreign intelligence service'. Swedish police say they have detained three Swedes on charges of industrial espionage against telecoms equipment giant Ericsson.,,t269-s2125484,00.html - - - - - - - - Fake INS Web sites trick immigrants Green Card lottery applicants targeted by imposter pages. Each year, some 10 million hopefuls enter the American Dream drawing the annual Green Card lottery. Only 50,000 Green Cards are awarded, but the scant 200-to-1 odds dont deter many. - - - - - - - - Russian firm warns of Roron virus A Russian antivirus company on Wednesday warned that a new virus could help hackers gain control of home computers, but other security companies downplayed the threat. Kaspersky Labs has named the virus, or worm, Roron, and it is known as Oror.B by several other companies. The new computer virus can spread through e-mail messages, shared hard drives and the Kazaa file-sharing network, Kaspersky Labs spokesman Denis Zemkin said. - - - - - - - - Australians warned over e-biz virus threat Companies and individuals worldwide face a significantly higher risk of computer virus infection from retail and leisure companies than other sectors, a new report has found. The ratios of e-mails infected with viruses to other e-mails in the retail and leisure industries globally are more than one in 50, according to a report from managed e-mail security company MessageLabs. By contrast, accounting and legal companies have the lowest proportion, with less than one in 350 e-mails infected with viruses.,2000024985,20269688,00.htm - - - - - - - - The U.S. Navy took one of its websites offline Tuesday and added new security controls to a second site after Internet surfers discovered they could access confidential Navy databases. The exposed Navy files included material designed to support a machine for testing the electronics of weapon systems called the Consolidated Automated Support System. Web surfers were able to browse through hundreds of trouble tickets, dating back to 1989.,1282,56219,00.html - - - - - - - - Experts make defensive change to key Internet computers Experts have made an important change to the 13 computer servers that manage global Internet traffic, separating two of them to help better defend against the type of attack that occurred last month. Verisign Inc., which operates two of the root servers, moved one computer overnight Tuesday to a different building in an unspecified location in northern Virginia and onto a different part of its network, company spokeswoman Cheryl Regan said Wednesday.,1282,56248,00.html - - - - - - - - Anti-Child Porn Laws Lacking An anti-pornography lobby group says New Zealand law is woefully behind with its efforts to combat child pornography. West Auckland man, Glen Roberts, has pleaded guilty to 48 charges relating to trade in tens of thousands of images of boys as young as three. The 44-year-old made significant amounts of money dealing in tens of thousands of images.,,3762-1900012,00.html - - - - - - - - China cracks down with 'swipe and surf' policy A Chinese province is tracking the Internet usage of all visitors to cybercafes by requiring them to swipe an access card before using the Web. As further testament to the Chinese mainland's hard-line Internet control tactics, a Chinese province now requires cybercafe users to purchase identity cards which allow authorities to track their online activities.,,t269-s2125455,00.html Hackers may get U.S. funds to fight Chinas Web curbs - - - - - - - - Through curtain of censorship, Iraqis discover the Internet Isolated by sanctions and closely watched by their rulers, Iraqis are discovering a new window to the world: the Internet. Access was made possible in Iraq in 1999, but until two months ago only e-mails were allowed at private homes. Now, Iraqis can click on most sites - but not on all, and at a price few can afford. That is, however, a huge improvement in a country that still bans satellite television and fax machines for private users. Sales of foreign language newspapers and magazines are also prohibited. - - - - - - - - Notre Dame math whiz cracks Certicom code contest And you thought you had tough math homework? Consider the work that went into cracking a secret code developed by Toronto-based Certicom Corp., which makes wireless encryption software. - - - - - - - - Nokia appliance attacks spam, viruses Nokia and Trend Micro are to launch an e-mail scanning system to defend networks against viruses and spam attacks. Nokia Internet Communications, a unit of the world's largest mobile phone maker, will provide network hardware that uses technology from Trend Micro, Japan's biggest software security firm, that scans e-mail and automatically updates itself to recognize the latest virus threats.,,t269-s2125440,00.html - - - - - - - - Security key to new Web services tools San Mateo, Calif.-based Cape Clear Software released on Tuesday a test version of the next generation of its Web services software package, which features new tools designed to improve management and security. Code- named Generation 4 (G4) and available for download Wednesday, the software collection is geared toward helping companies build, integrate and manage Web services.,,t269-s2125452,00.html - - - - - - - - Iris-recognition being used in airports, refugee camps Thousands of refugees in an ancient and war- scarred corner of the world are being tracked with identification technology so new it isn't in widespread use anywhere. The refugees are Afghans in Pakistan, seeking to go home, and the iris-recognition technology is provided by Iridian Technologies Inc., a Moorestown, N.J., company that is virtually alone in this field. - - - - - - - - Testing the limits of biometrics Biometric technologies have expanded greatly in the past decade and especially following the attacks of Sept. 11. With recently enacted federal statutes and many more bills promoting their use, the market could reach $2 billion in revenues in four years. - - - - - - - - Tool sought to ID data links The Office of Homeland Security is evaluating technologies that could help tie together information held by different agencies, and eventually other levels of government and the private sector, without violating legal or privacy barriers. - - - - - - - - Officials worried about ability to inform public of terrorism The preparation for another terrorist attack or other wide-scale disaster should include having a plan to ensure that the public has the information it needs to make life-and- death decisions and that the information is disseminated should networks go down, members of an FCC panel said Wednesday, but thus far the plans are in the nascent stages. *********************************************************** Search the Archive at: *********************************************************** The source material may be copyrighted and all rights are retained by the original author/publisher. 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