- August 2002: Prosecuted computer hacker. http://www.informationweek.com/story/IWK20020705S0017
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 28, 2009 The Future of Cyber Security: Hackers Have Grown Up (Duel Perspectives)
QUOTE: In the old days, hackers were mostly kids and college-age acolytes sowing their wild oats before joining the establishment. Today, the best hackers have the skill and discipline of the best legitimate programmers and security gurus. They're using mind-bending obfuscation techniques to deliver malicious code from hacked websites undetected.
Wired Nov 17, 2008 High-Tech Team Helps Cheaters Pass Immigration Test
QUOTE: Two British residents were sentenced to jail last week for using an array of computers and wireless gear to feed answers to paying clients taking an immigration test in London, according to the Metropolitan Police.
Wired May 13, 2008 Five IRS Employees Charged With Snooping on Tax Returns
QUOTE: Five workers at the Internal Revenue Service's Fresno, California, return processing center were charged Monday with computer fraud and unauthorized access to tax return information for allegedly peeking into taxpayers' files for their own purposes.
Wired Apr 17, 2008 Feds Charge California Woman With Stealing IDs From the Dead
QUOTE: Federal prosecutors this week charged a Southern California woman with aggravated identity theft and other crimes for allegedly using a popular genealogy research website to locate people who had recently died, and then taking over their credit cards.
Wired Mar 11, 2008 GoDaddy Silences Police-Watchdog Site RateMyCop.com
QUOTE: A new web service that lets users rate and comment on the uniformed police officers in their community is scrambling to restore service Tuesday, after hosting company GoDaddy unceremonious pulled-the-plug on the site in the wake of outrage from criticism-leery cops.
Wired May 28, 2007 MySpace Labels Innocent Woman as Sex Offender -- Updated
QUOTE: Jessica Davis, a 29-year-old University of Colorado senior, found herself falsely branded a sex offender and kicked off MySpace last weekend, ABC News reports. There is no registered sex offender by her name in Colorado. But when Davis availed herself of MySpace's appeals process, the results were less than satisfactory.
Wired Aug 12, 2005 Traffic Hackers Hit Red Light
QUOTE: The Safe Intersections Act, part of the transit bill signed Wednesday by President Bush, makes it a misdemeanor for unauthorized users to wield a "traffic signal pre-emption transmitter," a special remote control used by police, firefighters and ambulance drivers to change traffic lights to green as they approach an intersection.
Wired Aug 03, 2005 FBI Flight Plans Hit Turbulence
QUOTE: An FBI proposal to shoehorn a sweeping and sophisticated internet wiretapping capability into emerging in-flight broadband services would be illegal, unconstitutional and costly to implement, a civil liberties group is arguing.
Wired Jul 11, 2005 Feds Fear Air Broadband Terror
QUOTE: Federal law enforcement officials, fearful that terrorists will exploit emerging in-flight broadband services to remotely activate bombs or coordinate hijackings, are asking regulators for the power to begin eavesdropping on any passenger's internet use within 10 minutes of obtaining court authorization.
Wired Jul 06, 2005 Blog Bares Sex Offender's Demons
QUOTE: Netizens began gathering at the chilling weblog of accused kidnapper Joseph Duncan this week, turning the online journal into both a forum for their rage against the convicted sexual predator and a tribute to his victims.
Wired Jun 06, 2005 New Tech Protects Ancient Torahs
QUOTE: "Then sometime between May 16th and May 21st, a thief entered the chapel and stole one of the two Torahs, leaving behind an empty scroll case and a baffled congregation."
Wired May 18, 2005 Tecmo Spikes Nude Volleyball Suit
QUOTE: Leaving for another day the question of whether consumers have the right to modify video-game software they've legally purchased...
Wired May 16, 2005 Microsoft Battles Halo 2 Holes
QUOTE: The Halo 2 game space does have scarcity, and the leader board is one of the only commodities around.... What (cheaters) are doing is the same thing as printing money in this world.
Wired Jul 08, 2002 With Friends Like This
QUOTE: ...hack into a business' network, alert the company to his actions, offer to help fix the problem for free, and, once the holes are patched, go public with the breach....To the extent that Lamo brings a moral justification to his actions--and that people buy into that argument--he may be even more dangerous.
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