NewsBits for March 28, 2006 sponsored by Digital Investigation - The International Journal of Digital Forensics & Incident Response - ************************************************************ HK police complaints data leak puts city on edge The personal details of 20,000 people who made complaints about the police in Hong Kong have leaked onto the net. The apparently accidental leak of personal data submitted to Hong Kong's Independent Police Complaints Council (IPPC) has caused a huge flap in the Chinese city. The database contained full details of complaints made from 1996 to 2004. - - - - - - - - - - Former School Employee Sentenced In Porn Case A former DARE liaison and staff counselor for the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography. - - - - - - - - - - Kid-porn pervert jailed A Winnipeg man was sentenced to one year in jail yesterday after police caught him trading pornographic pictures of children over the Internet. Adrian Wood, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. - - - - - - - - - - 500,000...1 year vile sex abuse pictures in prison for paedophile A pervert who downloaded up to half a million vile child abuse pictures was jailed for just a year yesterday. Bus driver Phillip Llorca, 56, could have been locked up for three years over the collection of sick images, the biggest recovered in Britain. But Judge Keith Cutler said he was imposing a lesser term because Llorca was a man of good character who had shown "an enormous amount of regret and embarrassment". - - - - - - - - - - Man admits to swapping kiddie porn A Bloomingburg man admitted today that he traded Internet videos and pictures of young children having sex, swapping the porn with people he met in online chat rooms. - - - - - - - - - - Feds charge cop from Huntsville for child porn Federal authorities have brought child pornography charges against a Huntsville police officer. Kenneth Duane Haga, 41, was charged Monday with the interstate sexual exploitation of a child, U.S. Attorney Alice Martin said in a written statement. Haga, of Huntsville, was in federal custody Monday. The complaint alleges the crime occurred in Madison County on or about Feb. 24. - - - - - - - - - - Burglary suspect faces child porn charges Police investigating a Tobyhanna man and his underage girlfriend for a burglary say the man had pornographic pictures of the girl. Michael T. Goldberg, 25, of the Village Court apartments will head to Monroe County Court on child pornography possession charges after recently waiving his right to a preliminary hearing before Mountainhome Magisterial District Judge John Whitesell. - - - - - - - - - - A&M cadet charged in child porn case A 21-year-old Texas A&M Corps cadet has been indicted on 17 counts of possession of child pornography, the Texas Attorney General's office announced Monday. - - - - - - - - - - Man faces new child porn counts after arrest in Naugatuck A man arrested in January on charges that he took pictures of an 8-year-old girl in her underwear was arraigned Monday on additional charges of child pornography and risk of injury to a minor. - - - - - - - - - - Laptop thefts growing The March 15 theft in Palo Alto of a laptop containing sensitive data on 196,000 current and former Hewlett-Packard employees appears to be part of a growing local problem with laptop theft, much of it targeting rental cars parked near restaurants popular with business executives. - - - - - - - - - - Shielding kids from online sex predators If parents notice that an older MOSS or MOTOS is asking for their child's A/S/L for OLL, they'd better have a serious F2F with the kid ASAP. Translation: Members of the same sex and members of opposite sex are using the Internet to seek out children's age, sex and location for online love, and parents should speak with their kids face-to-face right now to prevent them from becoming victims. - - - - - - - - - - Patches released for zero-day IE threat UPDATE: Hundreds of malicious Web sites are attempting to exploit the most critical of two flaws announced last week in Microsoft's browser, convincing two companies to release workarounds late Monday to head off the threat. Second unofficial fix plugs IE hole Third party offers temporary IE fix,39020375,39259803,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - 'World of Warcraft' patch keeps servers down for hours The latest patch to the popular online game "World of Warcraft" has led to the game's servers being down for hours longer than expected. According to Gil Shif, public relations manager for "World of Warcraft" publisher Blizzard Entertainment, the latest major patch to the game--version 1.10, which is designed to adjust the talents of priests-- caused some "snags" that have affected the servers going back online as planned. - - - - - - - - - - US data security like Swiss cheese THE US government's health insurance programs may put public medical and financial information at risk because of flawed computer security, according to Congress's investigative arm.,7204,18594025%5E15331%5E%5Enbv%5E15306-15319,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Australian authorities beef up fight against spam Australian authorities are beefing up the country's fight against spam e-mail with a new code of practice for Internet service providers and e-mail companies, officials said Tuesday. - - - - - - - - - - Barclays take behavioural approach to online security A complex system for flagging high-risk transactions is to be implemented by the venerable high-street bank. Barclays Bank is to up the level of scrutiny for its online customers in a bid to cut down on Internet fraud.,39020375,39259800,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - Alert sounds alarm on phishing imposters A new online service promises to send an e-mail alert when a Web site is copied and possibly used in a phishing scam. The free service, dubbed, is run by e-mail security company CipherTrust. Web site owners can use the service to monitor abuse of their brand, while consumers can submit URLs they use, such as a bank Web site, to the list of those monitored, CipherTrust said in a statement Tuesday. - - - - - - - - - - Antispam confab looks beyond filters The fight against spam, phishing and e-mail fraud should focus on economic incentives and aiding law enforcement, according attendees at a conference examining the problem this week. Speakers at MIT's 2006 Spam Conference were notably cognizant of the recent proposals of white lists and AOL's Goodmail, a pay per e-mail service offering preferential treatment in e-mail delivery for marketers. - - - - - - - - - - Iran's hard-line regime cracks down on blogs Talking about social issues, not just politics, can make bloggers a target. On his last visit to Iran, Canadian-based blogger Hossein Derakhshan was detained and interrogated, then forced to sign a letter of apology for his blog writings before being allowed to leave the country. Compared to others, Derakhshan is lucky. - - - - - - - - - - China's Clash of Cultures in Cyberspace After forking over a hard-earned $10 for a blockbuster he loathed, freelance video and sound engineer Hu Ge did something few in his country would dare do, even if they knew how. The blogger sat down at his computer and churned out a video spoof of the film, the kung fu fantasy "The Promise," and e-mailed it to a few friends. 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