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February 2001 Archives

MoD inquiry into 'privacy breach' - The Guardian

'Ministry of Defence police have ordered an internal inquiry into allegations that its officers extracted private information stored on a mobile phone of an anti-nuclear protester, the Guardian can reveal.
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A spokesman for the MoD police said the inquiry was to determine whether the information was taken in accordance with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:55 PM Mon 19 Feb 2001 Categories: RIP Oversight (Part IV) , Surveillance & Security , The Guardian
Pedos volunteered system passwords to cops - The Register

'A spokeswoman for the National Crime Squad told The Independent that "We were only able to get into their systems when they voluntarily gave us their passwords."

If the same situation were to arise today, the suspect would be obliged, under the RIP Act, to furnish the investigators with the key to decrypt their data. However, the Operation Cathedral investigation predated the Act becoming law.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:53 PM Wed 14 Feb 2001 Categories: RIP Forced Decryption (Part III) , Surveillance & Security , The Register
Police urge business to report hi-tech crimes - The Register

'Businesses are being urged to report hacking attempts and incidents of Internet-based extortion to the police, rather than keep quiet for fear of damage to their reputations.' link Posted by SteveC at 03:49 PM Wed 7 Feb 2001 Categories: Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , The Register

Cybercrime: Does it put you off using the internet? - BBC

'Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities. It covers a wide range of illegal activity from financial scams, computer hacking and virus attacks to downloading pornographic images.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:51 PM Tue 6 Feb 2001 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security