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5 BBC - Cracking high-tech crime

Friday 13th October, 2006

The BBC provides a summary of their Cracking hi-tech crime series of articles.

The series finishes with several articles, including Spinning a web to catch a hacker, a introduction to Lance Spitzner and his Honeynet Project. What never ceases to amaze me is the corporate attitude that their image is more important than their data, or their customer's data:

"In some cases when we told them they had been compromised and needed to clean up their systems they just turned around and sent their lawyers after us."

There is a short glossary of tech jargon related to hi-tech crime.

There are also links to a couple of older articles, Tackling the botnets at source and Caught in the net.