Access "To Catch a Thief"
This article is part of the December 2005 issue of Top forensics tools for tracking down cybercriminals
February 28, 2005 -- Juju Jiang was sentenced to 27 months in prison for installing key loggers on computers at various Kinko's locations throughout Manhattan. He collected confidential information that gave him access to individuals' bank accounts. July 14, 2005 -- Allan Eric Carlson was convicted of 79 counts of computer and identity fraud and sentenced to 48 months in jail. An unhappy baseball fan, he spoofed e-mails complaining about the poor performance of the Philadelphia Phillies from writers at area newspapers, Fox Sports, ESPN and other media. August 12, 2005 -- Scott Levine was found guilty of 120 counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer, two counts of access device fraud and one count of obstruction of justice. He and some of his coworkers at e-mail distributor Snipermail stole more than one billion records containing personal information from business partner and data management firm Acxiom. Headline-grabbing crimes like these are helping make computer forensics one of information security's fastest-growing markets. While forensics ... Access >>>
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