Spy agencies' multimillion pound computer project is scrapped – Guardian Unlimited

A multimillion-pound computer project designed to improve Britain’s security by giving key government officials speedy access to secret intelligence on terrorism and other threats has been scrapped in a move described as “appalling” yesterday by a …

Source: Spy agencies' multimillion pound computer project is scrapped – Guardian Unlimited

Identity theft hits close to home – Los Angeles Times

» Discuss Article Now it’s my turn to be a statistic. Not that kind. I’m still here and writing. So far, anyway. Let me check my in-box — nope, no pink slip. So where was I? Oh, right. A statistic. Add me to the thousands of victims of identity …

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Hacker gets 4 years in prison over malware install – Raleigh News & Observer

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles computer security consultant has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for using malicious software that turned thousands of computers into “zombies” so he could steal private information. Prosecutors say 27-year …

Source: Hacker gets 4 years in prison over malware install – Raleigh News & Observer

Police Intelligence Fails on Data Transfers – Computer Weekly

The BBC is reporting that a number of police authorities have admitted to data loss incidents and misuse of police computers by staff. Of these, the most disturbing is an incident involving Gwent Police, where a CD containing personal details of 2 …

Source: Police Intelligence Fails on Data Transfers – Computer Weekly