NewsBits for May 5, 2005 ************************************************************ Woman held over industrial espionage A CHINESE woman had been detained in France over claims she was involved in industrial espionage during an internship with car equipment manufacturer Valeo. The woman has denied charges of "intrusion in an automatic data system" and "abuse of confidence" after allegedly copying features of a number of cars that are still on the drawing board. Police alleged that during a search of her home officers found six computers and two hard drives with a "huge capacity" and containing material considered confidential by the Valeo directors.,10117,15162906-31037,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Teenaged eBay fraudster jailed A British teenager who stole more than PS45,000 from eBay customers has been sentenced to 12 months in prison. Phillip Shortman, now 18, from South Wales, admitted to advertising goods that did not exist and pocketing the proceeds. He spent the money on computer equipment, designer clothes and a weekend trip to New York. - - - - - - - - - - Man accused of killing convicted of child porn A Jefferson Parish jury took less than an hour to convict a man, who's accused of killing his wife, of child pornography charges. The verdict clears the way for James Moser of Metairie to stand trial on a second-degree murder charge stemming from the 2001 stabbing death of his wife, Stephanie McPhee-Moser. - - - - - - - - - - Union boss applauds NSW anti-surveillance bill The NSW government should be congratulated for its initiative to criminalise "big brother" behaviour by bosses, a major union said today. Australian Workers Union (AWU) secretary Bill Shorten said employees had a right to privacy in their workplaces.,2000061744,39190490,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - Sober virus now infects one in 22 emails One in every 22 emails circulating on the internet contains the latest version of the Sober worm, according to statistics from a UK antivirus company. Sophos claimed that the mass-mailing worm, which has been reported in 40 countries after first appearing on Monday, now accounts for 79 per cent of all viruses the company is seeing.,3800003100,39130136,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - Expert: Cell phone virus threat is overblown A company that handles support for major mobile operators has hit back at Symantec research that suggested people are wising up to a growing threat of cell phone viruses. WDSGlobal said that the threat is being blown well out of proportion and the latest figures reveal a gulf between "perception and reality." Smartphone virus hype dismissed,39020360,39197468,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - Credit cards: $5mn stolen from ATMs Ukrainian Inter-Bank Payment Systems Member Association (EMA) states that $5 million have been stolen from ATMs owing to credit card fraud in Ukraine during 2003-2004 years. The Association was created in April, 1999 and unites about 30 banks. The EMA notes that a task group of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine accomplishes preparation works to implement a new program to counteract crimes with bank payment cards. - - - - - - - - - - INDIA: Cyber Police are toothless tiger The Information Technology Act, 2000, defines only three types of cyber offences as crimes -- tampering with source documents, hacking a computer and sending obscene e-mails. By its definition, most cyber frauds coming to light these days are not crimes, including the online railway ticket racket unearthed here last week. - - - - - - - - - - Phishing Attacks Get More Sophisticated The latest figures from the Anti-Phishing Working Group offer cold comfort for anyone concerned about phishing. Although the number of attacks seems to have reached a plateau, phishing e-mails appear to be getting more sophisticated.,aid,120679,00.asp - - - - - - - - - - IT managers failing legal test Many IT executives don't understand the legal obligations that new legislation puts them under, according to a recent survey. Roughly half of IT executives claim they aren't fully aware of the standards and legal requirements that apply to them.,39020651,39197314,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - Panther gets patched Days after the release of Tiger, Apple has issued a slew of patches for the previous version of its operating system. Apple on Tuesday released 20 patches for its OS X operating system designed to fix flaws that could catch users off-guard.,39020393,39197317,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - Diamond geezers claim crypto breakthrough Physicists at the University of Melbourne have invented a new cryptography system in which diamonds are fused to fibre optic cables using a device similar to a microwave oven. - - - - - - - - - - Intellitactics, iDEFENSE Deliver View of Threats Intellitactics and iDEFENSE have joined forces to provide Fortune 1000 enterprises and federal government agencies with a fortified defense against external threats by integrating security intelligence in the context of security operations. - - - - - - - - - - Review: Deep Inspection Firewalls If it were on public display, this portion of our Firewall Blowout would be the geek equivalent of the Chicago Auto Show. Our Chicago Neohapsis partner labs focused on the muscle cars: enterprise-class, gigabit- capable network firewall appliances and turnkey systems that support high-availability stateful failover, VPNs and centralized management as well as DI (deep inspection), which we define as having the ability not only to perform stateful packet filtering, but also to inspect packet payloads higher up the OSI model using specific attack signatures and Layer 7 protocol engines. - - - - - - - - - - Red Cliff's Keith Jones and Curtis Rose Author ''Real Digital Forensics''; An Advanced Look at Forensic Methods, Tools and Realistic Hands-on Electronic Evidence Exercises. Keith Jones and Curtis Rose, reputed experts in the field of forensic investigation, have harnessed their technical acumen to write their latest book entitled, "Real Digital Forensics." - - - - - - - - - - FBI Computer Error Possibly Fatal Jeremy Bryan Jones is suspected in a string of slayings committed after a fingerprint database failed to recognize him as a wanted man. A man suspected of being a serial killer was arrested and freed three times in the last several years because the FBI's computerized fingerprint system failed to correctly identify him. During that period, authorities believe, the man killed four women. (LA Times article, free registration required),1,1339527.story *********************************************************** Search the Archive at: *********************************************************** The source material may be copyrighted and all rights are retained by the original author/publisher. 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