NewsBits for March 20, 2006 sponsored by Digital Investigation - The International Journal of Digital Forensics & Incident Response - ************************************************************ Google Ordered to Submit Data for Child Pornography Study As expected, a federal judge ruled on Friday that Google, the Internet search engine, must turn over some search data including 50,000 Web addresses to the government for a study of child pornography online. But the judge, James Ware of the Federal District Court for Northern California, denied a government request that Google be ordered to hand over keywords that customers use to search its database. Google Wins Ruling on Turning Over Search Queries to Government - - - - - - - - - - No bond offered for Iowa woman accused in child porn ring An Osceola woman accused of running an international Internet chat room that transmitted live images of child molestation will remain in jail for a while. Lisa Winebrenner, 36, appeared before a federal judge Friday in Des Moines and was ordered held without bond. She is among 27 people arrested in several countries after an international crackdown on the chat room "Kiddiepics & Kiddievids," which specialized in child porn. - - - - - - - - - - Carl Treleaven sentenced to 3-1/2 years A key member of a child pornography ring that operated in at least six countries was sentenced Friday to what prosecutors say is the longest- ever jail term in Canada for the offence. But outside court, a woman who claimed that Carl Treleaven began sexually abusing her when she was a toddler exploded in angry profanity at the 3 1/2-year sentence. - - - - - - - - - - Former School Superintendent Sentenced On Child Porn Charges The former Pike County's superintendent of schools has been sentenced to three months in prison on charges of computer child pornography and child exploitation. Earnest Darryl Dean, of Zebulon, was a 43-year-old superintendent last March when he was arrested after being accused of using the Internet to entice what he thought was a 15-year- old into a sexual encounter. Instead, Dean was corresponding with an undercover police officer. - - - - - - - - - - Police officer charged over child porn A NORTHERN Territory police officer has been charged in Adelaide with child pornography offences. The 39-year-old man was on leave and police charged him with communicating with a child via the internet to procure sexual activity. The man allegedly engaged the child online on Saturday and detectives from the Sexual Crimes Investigation Branch arrested him the same day.,10117,18527801-17001,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Computer hid child porn A Clinton Township man could face up to 10 years in prison after an acquaintance who was fixing his computer put police on the trail of an accused child pornography collector. Edward Zujko, 56, remains free on bond after appearing last week at 40th District Court in St. Clair Shores on four counts of possessing child sexually abusive material and three counts of using a computer in furtherance of a crime. - - - - - - - - - - Judge Curtin's great hope will go before Dail probe THE investigation into Judge Brian Curtin alleged misbehaviour took a sensational turn last night when Britain's most respected expert witness said he would appear before the Dail Committee. Top investigative journalist and TV producer Duncan Campbell confirmed he would give evidence about the images of child pornography allegedly found on Judge Curtin's computer. - - - - - - - - - - Hearing date set for Children's Hospital therapist A May 25 preliminary hearing was set Friday for a Children's Hospital respiratory therapist accused of molesting at least two brain-damaged youngsters under his care and trading in child pornography. Wayne Albert Bleyle, 54, remains in custody in lieu of $5 million bail. - - - - - - - - - - Hackers play with banks An Internet scam that prompted three area banks to temporarily shut down their Web sites is a new scheme designed to get confidential data from unsuspecting customers, officials said Friday. "The problem with this (scheme) is it creates a whole new dynamic" in the complicated world of Internet theft and fraud, said Bob Breeden, head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's computer-crimes division. European phishing gangs targeted Boom times for hi-tech fraudsters Debit-card fraud underscores legal loopholes - - - - - - - - - - Senators renew call for .xxx domains update Controversial plans to create an Internet red-light district would be revived under a new U.S. Senate proposal. On Thursday, two Senate Democrats, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Max Baucus of Montana, introduced a bill called the "Cyber Safety for Kids Act of 2006." - - - - - - - - - - USAID Finds Safe Haven from Hackers The U.S. Agency for International Development was an easy target for hackers until it turned to SIM technology. Uganda, Senegal, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Ecuador, Haitiname any impoverished country in the world, and the U.S. Agency for International Development is probably there on the ground. Increasingly, however, USAID's humanitarian offense is relying on a solid IT security defense.,1759,1937604,00.asp - - - - - - - - - - High-tech tactics used to combat child porn Advances in technology are changing the way child pornography is produced and traded, and law enforcement is changing to keep pace. A few years ago, those who pursue child pornographers focused on Internet Web sites that offered access to thousands of images for a fee. Now, investigators working undercover and using high-tech tools are pursuing people who find each other in online meeting areas and trade images directly using e-mail and file-sharing programs. - - - - - - - - - - High-tech tools arm new cyber sleuths When a computer, cell phone, e-mail or other high-tech device holds the key to a crime, cyber sleuths are called to dissect the digital evidence. In south Alabama, it's Gus Dimitrelos, who is based in a Spanish Fort police office at a sprawling new retail district off Interstate 10. - - - - - - - - - - Watchfire to release FISMA compliance product Watchfire Corp., a vendor of online risk management software, will on Monday release a new product designed to help U.S. government Web sites comply with a broad range of security, privacy and other federal regulations.,10801,109685,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Botnets on The Run? Zombies aren't just for horror flicks. There are hundreds of thousands of zombies on the Internet today, coupled into "botnets" that are harnessed by their malevolent overlords to wreak havoc. - - - - - - - - - - How to get paid to hack We are talking about ethical hacking, which is the need of the hour, to protect all online transactions from the wrath of viruses. Heres on the potential of the career. Ethical hacking is different - in terms that it is not about randomly downloading ready-made tools from the internet and using them to attack computer systems. - - - - - - - - - - DNS Cache Poisoning The Measurement Factory, together with the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), performed a study investigating the scope of the perceived DNS cache poisoning issue. They investigated more than 6 million domain names and found a mere 284 that had any indication of performing poisoning attacks. ************************************************************ 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.