NewsBits for February 25, 2004 sponsored by, Southeast Cybercrime Institute - ************************************************************ 3 Held After Stolen Item Is Found on EBay When an allegedly stolen item ended up for sale on EBay, it led to the arrests of three people for the 2-week-old burglary, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. After thieves took three new espresso machines valued at $13,000 apiece from a Sacramento business, the owner thought it was more than a coincidence that one appeared on the online auction site. (LA Times article, free registration required),1,708302.story - - - - - - - - - - Ex-teacher gets 6-12 years on sex charges A former Philadelphia area teacher who twice had sex with a 13-year-old Lehighton girl he met on the Internet and had child pornography on his home computer was sentenced Tuesday to six to 12 years in state prison. ''This is like a scarlet letter on me for the rest of my life,'' a tearful James F. Jetter, 29, of Springfield, Delaware County, said before he was taken from the Carbon County Courthouse,,0,5466004.story - - - - - - - - - - Pagliuca in jail until May David Pagliuca, the Westwood resident charged in a Saugus undercover sting with enticing a child under 16, is being held without bail, said Steve O'Connell of the Essex District Attorney's office. At his arraignment last week, Essex Assistant District Attorney Michael Callanan presented evidence that showed that on Feb. 5, 10 and 11, Pagliuca exchanged 165 e-mails "with someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl." - - - - - - - - - - Man accused of luring child for sex via Internet A man came to a Beverly Hills parking lot Tuesday morning expecting to meet a 15-year-old girl and begin a sexual relationship, authorities say. Instead, the man met law officers and was arrested. The charge: luring or enticing a child to engage in sexual activity by using an online service. Kevin Lodwick, 43, of Wildwood, was taken to the Citrus County jail, where bail was set at $10,000. The arrest was the work of the Citrus County and Hernando County sheriff's offices, as well as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. All are members of North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. - - - - - - - - - - Florida Man Arrested for Enticing Heartland Boy An interstate trip lands a Florida man behind bars after allegedly meeting up with a 13-year-old Cape Girardeau boy for sex. Archillis Boglosa allegedly met the boy in an online chat room. Police say the boy stole a car in Cape Girardeau and drove to Lambert Airport in Saint Louis where Boglosa had the boy on a flight to Kansas City . The arrest warrant for Boglosa says the two then drove to Gardner, Kansas where they had sex. - - - - - - - - - - Another suspect sought in porn case Police are seeking another suspect in connection with the ongoing investigation of a child pornography ring. Police Chief Chris Mendenall said Tuesday that a man believed to be from Mt. Vernon who has allegedly fled to Texas is being sought. If the man is arrested, it would be the seventh arrest in connection with the case, which broke in late January after a 13-year-old runaway from Harrisburg told authorities she had been solicited to take part in child pornography. - - - - - - - - - - Latest MyDoom Outbreak Spreading, Deletes Files Security experts issued fresh alerts over a new, file-deleting version of the MyDoom e-mail worm that was targeting computer users with greater ferocity on Wednesday. The new outbreak, known as MyDoom.F, emerged late last week and has been gathering steam ever since.,39020375,39147359,00.htm Latest MyDoom picking up pace - - - - - - - - - - Bizex worm turns on ICQ users Popular instant messaging system hit by financial data-harvesting program. A new worm, dubbed 'Bizex', is attempting to steal financial information from users of the popular ICQ internet instant messaging system. The worm sends out messages via ICQ from infected PCs to entice people to visit a website that launches an attack on their PC. - - - - - - - - - - Senate bill would create children's electronic protection registry Legislation designed to protect children from electronic messages about pornography, gambling and other potentially inappropriate material was introduced on Tuesday. The bill would create a children's protection registry to block e-mail, text messages and other material that could be sent to cell phones, pagers, computers and other devices. - - - - - - - - - - Cyber-Terrorism Warning Sounded The U.S. is vulnerable to a one-two punch of violence and hacking, senators are told. The federal government needs to strengthen information security and collaborate with the private sector to ensure that the economy is safe from Internet-based attacks, a Senate subcommittee was told Tuesday. (LA Times article, free registration required),1,7457295.story Senators question cyber-security strategy Help us fight cyber-crime, urge police - - - - - - - - - - Hackers target internet bookies Hackers are exerting pressure on internet bookies, threatening them with distributed Denial of Service attacks unless they pay protection money. Insurers scramble to offer e-crime protection,39020375,39147366,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - Defiant Downloads Rise From Underground More than 300 Web sites and blogs staged a 24-hour online protest yesterday over a record company's efforts to stop them from offering downloadable copies of "The Grey Album." A popular underground collection of music, "The Grey Album" mixes tracks from the Beatles' classic White Album with raps from Jay-Z's latest release, "The Black Album." - - - - - - - - - - FBI lurks at Web's sleazy edge Paul Mueller's desk has the cluttered look of someone with a lot to do. Computers flank him on three sides. Spare computer parts are stashed under his desk. His shelves are crowded with tech books. On a recent morning, Mueller logs onto his computer as OrJungleJane. He signs onto AOL and scans dozens of chat rooms with names like male4male, thug4thug and sexywomen. He picks one and enters, instantly attracting attention. Rapid- fire messages crowd his screen. - - - - - - - - - - Cracking Down on Cyber Child Porn Can Take a Toll In the course of more than 14 years on the job, Detective Lt. John McLean has been exposed to countless sexually abusive images of children - some of them quite graphic, all of them disturbing - but he still remembers the first time he saw a picture of a young child performing a sexual act circulating on the Internet. - - - - - - - - - - Companies Form Computer Security Lobby Eleven of the nation's top computer security companies are forming a new organization to lobby on cyber- security issues in Washington, breaking ranks with the broader technology industry in hopes that a more cooperative approach to protecting the nation's critical information infrastructure will avert heavy-handed regulation by Congress and the White House. Security Metrics Consortium Formed,4149,1538410,00.asp Cyber-Security Coordination Lacking, Senators Contend WS-I outlines Web services security issues - - - - - - - - - - New measures to halt mobile theft The GSM Association (GSMA) has unveiled new measures aimed at making mobile theft less attractive to criminals. - - - - - - - - - - Linux Gets Security Boost from NSA Most stories about government deployments of Linux involve a distributor helping various federal and municipal agencies install the open source operating system. But in this case, a federal agency is helping Linux. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), also known as the codemakers and codebreakers cryptologic division within the Department of Defense, has helped to harden Linux with newly-released Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) kernel modifications. RSA Panel: Cryptography Can't Foil Human Weakness,4149,1538027,00.asp Crypto stars sound off on e-voting, digital rights management,10801,90486,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Military certifies biometric profile Officials at the Defense Department's Biometrics Management Office announced that the National Information Assurance Partnership has certified the first of five planned biometric protection profiles for DOD and other government agencies. - - - - - - - - - - Study: Identity theft worries consumers Most consumers do poorly when it comes to password management, making them vulnerable to identity theft, according to a new survey. Gates predicts death of the password Microsoft Proposes Caller ID for E-Mail Microsoft Pushes New Tech To ID Spoofers Microsoft Scrambling To Fix Security Microsoft Australia launches security blitz Vendors wary of MS Windows Firewall - - - - - - - - - - Patching 'still too difficult' It takes a month to halve the number of computers affected by a new security hole, according to network- monitoring data. Top security officers warned on Tuesday that patching software flaws is still far too difficult, with many companies left vulnerable because they are lagging behind on applying critical updates.,39020375,39147340,00.htm Microsoft pledges improvements in patching Much ado about patches - series of stories - - - - - - - - - - Is Microsoft ignoring the biggest source of security threats? We've seen it in several years' worth of FBI surveys: Most security incidents are "inside jobs" perpetrated by employees, former employees, contractors, vendors and others with inside knowledge, privileged access or a trusted relationship with other insiders.,10801,90466,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Interpol sets up new IT system INTERPOL is setting up a new alert system to warn police of trends in disguising bombs and weapons - like guns hidden in cell phones - and other potential threats, the head of the international police organisation said. Called Orange Notices, the computer-delivered alerts would keep Interpol's 181 member nations up to date on rapidly changing techniques and technologies used around the world.,7204,8785941%5E15321%5E%5Enbv%5E15306,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Anti-Terrorism Network Launched Hundreds of federal, state and local intelligence and law enforcement agencies will be able to share threat reports, investigative leads and potential evidence instantaneously under a new counter-terrorism computer system announced yesterday by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. *********************************************************** Computer Forensics Training - Online. An intense, 150 hour, instructor lead program that teaches you computer forensics and helps prepare you for the Certified Computer Examiner exam. 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