NewsBits for March 17, 2006 sponsored by Digital Investigation - The International Journal of Digital Forensics & Incident Response - ************************************************************ Music Web site: Breach exposed accounts A musical instrument and sound gear Web site that advertises its relationship with artists such as Dave Matthews, Carlos Santana and Mary J. Blige notified some customers that their credit card information may have been stolen. - - - - - - - - - - Defendants in child pornography ring plead not guilty 27 people face charges in U.S., abroad. Two suburban Chicago men accused of being members of an international Internet chat room that specialized in child pornography and transmitted live images of toddlers being molested pleaded not guilty on Friday. Milton Man Charged in International Child Porn Ring A Milton man faces charges, along with more than a dozen other individuals, on multiple child pornography offenses. Jason Wilson, 27, known by the screenname CuLeX, was arrested last week and charged with possession of child pornography. Child porn charge shocks Charlotte neighborhood As word spread Thursday that a south Charlotte man had been charged in an international child porn ring, his neighbors expressed fear and outrage, and his US Airways coworkers said the allegations seemed out of character. Kenneth Mark Fisher, 45, has been charged with third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Court appearance for man accused of trading kiddie porn online has been postponed State charges are possible in child-porn case State charges could be filed against Royal Raymond Weller, the Clarksville man facing federal charges for serving as the primary hub for a worldwide child pornography ring, prosecutors said yesterday. Also yesterday, Weller, 49, an appliance repairman, asked that a federal detention hearing scheduled for yesterday be canceled. A federal judge was going to consider whether to release him on bond. Former Sunday School Teacher Arrested For Child Porn Possession A former Sunday school teacher from Oakfield, Genesee County, is one of 27 people from around the world arrested in connection with a private Internet chat room allegedly used to share child pornography videos. David Perozzi, 51, is accused of possessing child pornography. Prosecutors: Child Porn Ring Featured Live, Streaming Video - - - - - - - - - - Man Charged with Child Porn Back in Court April 11 A Brant County man charged with possession of child pornography will be back court April 11th. The OPP child pornography section charged a 55 year old Robert Eugene Lewis on March 13th after a two week long investigation. A desktop computer, computer disks, and videotapes were seized from the Walnut Street Paris home. Police also seized marihuana and an unregistered shotgun. Lewis is facing one count of possession of child pornography, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of an unregistered firearm. - - - - - - - - - - Teen: Chat led to rape Man convicted of child porn charges in 2004 arrested in sexual assault of 15-year-old girl. A Markham man, swept up three years ago in the largest ever international kiddie porn probe, is now charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl he allegedly lured using the Internet. Chou Eng "Charles" Fong, 27, who was convicted in 2004 of possession of child pornography, was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual assault after a girl told police she was raped in her own bedroom by a man she met on the Internet. - - - - - - - - - - Microsoft sues to prevent bootlegging on eBay Eight users accused of selling counterfeit wares online. In a continued effort to crack down on distributors of illegal software, Microsoft Corp. this week filed suit against eight users of eBay Inc.'s auction site for allegedly selling counterfeit copies of the company's software online.,10801,109610,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Groups rail against proposed data-breach notification law Consumer and privacy advocacy groups are up in arms over a proposed federal data-breach notification bill that today was approved by the House Financial Services Committee. The bill, which passed by a 48-16 vote, is H.R. 3997 -- otherwise known as the Financial Data Protection Act of 2005.,10801,109619,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Court Ruling Validates EnCase Computer Forensic Software Guidance Software Inc., the world leader in computer investigation solutions, announced that a Texas Appellate Court re-affirmed the reliability and use of the EnCase computer forensic software. The court, in its recent published decision, noted that "EnCase is a 'field standard' for forensic computer examination." As a result, the court upheld the defendant's conviction for aggravated sexual assault on a child and a life sentence was secured through the prosecution's use of EnCase software. - - - - - - - - - - Congress rips DHS, DOD for low cybersecurity grades Members of the U.S. Congress today lectured technology executives at two major security agencies for failing cybersecurity scores, with one congresswoman saying she doesn't feel safe because of the problems.,10801,109588,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Kid porn fighters get boost SICKOS BEWARE. The Ottawa Police high-crime unit is about to grow, freeing up more detectives to go hunting for child porn creeps lurking on the Internet. The four cops on the unit will soon get three more officers working on cases involving Internet crime, which includes those involving child porn. "It's not going to be a matter of just being reactive," Det. Dan Lahaise said. "We'll be much more proactive on the Internet." Stopping child porn Monsters on the Run - - - - - - - - - - PayPal Phishing Scams A common scam targeting PayPal customers revolves around an email that claims an erroneous charge was made to the recipient's account. For example, one such email claims: - - - - - - - - - - Bank moves fast to close phishers THE National Australia Bank was able to quickly shut down three sites in China that launched a phishing attack on it. The bank's security response team detected the attack last Tuesday night and had shut down the sites by early Wednesday morning. A bank spokeswoman said such sites usually took 24 hours to shut down, so the overnight turnaround had been very quick. The threat had not been classified as a major scam by the bank but deemed a "random generated email".,7204,18449556%5E15331%5E%5Enbv%5E15306-15319,00.html Banks told to adopt stronger authentication,39024655,39157367,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - NTT service plugs information leaks in China NTT Communications Corp. has extended to China a service that's designed to prevent sensitive corporate information from being accidentally leaked to outsiders, the company said in a statement.,10801,109665,00.html - - - - - - - - - - WSJ: Visa Issues Cash-Register Flaw Warning The U.S. arm of credit and debit card giant Visa International has issued an alert for flaws in cash-register software made by Fujitsu Transaction Solutions that could put sensitive cardholder information at risk.,1759,1939301,00.asp - - - - - - - - - - Apple releases third patch this month Security researchers said Mac users should take note of a Mac OS X patch update released on Friday - the third patch for the operating system this month. The update fixes some problems with a patch released on Monday, which itself was partly intended to fix issues with an update released earlier in March.,10801,109679,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Banks set up text, email fraud alerts for customers The threat of electronic thievery has prompted a security strategy rethink at several US banks. As part of a broader security initiative, Bank of America is offering to alert customers of any suspicious charges or changes to their account via email or text messages almost as soon as they occur.,39024655,39157302,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - US gang members get GPS tagged California, have been fitted with GPS ankle bracelets to ensure they do not go wandering off into "unauthorised areas", Reuters reports. State Department of Corrections speokeswoman Sarah Ludeman explained: "GPS tracking is just another tool in the bag; we will still use ground personnel to track gang members.",10801,109660,00.html ************************************************************ Digital Investigation is the international journal of digital forensics and incident response. To apply for a free sample copy visit: *********************************************************** Search the Archive at: *********************************************************** The source material may be copyrighted and all rights are retained by the original author/publisher. The information is provided to you for non-profit research and educational purposes. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however copies may not be sold, and NewsBits ( should be cited as the source of the information. Copyright 2000-2006,, Campbell, CA.