Computermisdrijven harder aangepakt, aldus NU.nl Internet
DEN HAAG – Personen die opzettelijk een computersysteem binnendringen, riskeren voortaan een jaar gevangenisstraf. Als ze daarbij informatie stelen, komt maximaal vier jaar celstraf in het vizier. Ook andere misdrijven met computers, zoals de verspreiding van virussen, worden fors bestraft.
Symantec coughs to security hole in its AV software, The Register reports
eEye, eEye, D’oh
Symantec disclosed this week that researchers have discovered a software vulnerability that could allow hackers to take remote control of a PC and that it is working to verify the hole and provide a patch.…
SOCA saves UK high-tech crime unit – offline, The Register reports
Not gone, merely in storage…
Concerns that the work of the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) could be lost in the transfer process to SOCA, the newly formed Serious Organised Crime Agency, are clearly misplaced, if an answer to a Parliamentary question earlier this week is to be believed.…
Phishing remains root of flourishing e-crime, MacCentral reports
Phishing remains at the core of a host of scams creating by criminals using the Internet.
Humans Pose Risk to Networks, RED HERRING finds
Experts say companies need to spend more on educating users about security threats.
Even as companies invest millions in network security technologies, experts are warning that something as simple as stolen customer passwords may become the greatest source of intrusions.
Increasingly, hackers are unleashing worms and viruses to launch targeted attacks on corporate enterprises, panelists said Wednesday at the Red Herring Spring conference in