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Biggest Identity Theft Bust Ever Nets 111 In New York

Authorities in New York have arrested more than 100 people accused of participating in an identity theft scam that generated $13 million in illicit profits fore crime gains in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, according to a statement from the District Attorney for Queens County.

Did The September 11th Attacks Blind Us To A Digital Pearl Harbor?

It was December 8, 2000 – the waning days of the Clinton Administration. Richard Clarke, a member of President Clinton’s National Security Council, was addressing attendees at SafeNet 2000, a conference sponsored by Microsoft Corp. that brought together computer security experts from around the country to talk about ways to increase cooperation around cyber security. 


Stuxnet chat saturated the news this week after the New York Times got the cyber security echo chamber going with a story delving into the mysterious worm. But Stuxnet was hardly the only news this week, which also saw new research from the Black Hat Briefings conference in Washington D.C. and progress on the strange disappearance of security researcher Dancho Danchev. Read on for the full week in review.

The New York
Times reported that Julian Assange, founder, spokesperson, and editor-in-chief
of Wikileaks, has been granted bail by a British court.

The ruling comes as Assange
and his attorneys continue to fight demands from Swedish prosecutors that he be
extradited to Sweden. Assange remains in detention pending an appeal by the
prosecution which is set to take place within the next 48 hours.

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