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Information Warfare Expert Urges Hackers Not to Strike Back But to Help Investigate Instead
It has become clear that many hackers want to use their skills to avenge the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Michael Erbschloe, Vice President of Research and author of "Information Warfare: How to Survive Cyber Attacks," says that hackers can do other more constructive things at this time.
Cybercrime Fighting Update
The National Institute of Justice, an office of the U.S. Department of Justice, released in August 2000 a brief of a forthcoming report covering the state of cybercrime fighting capabilities in the United States. The brief emphasized that there is a compelling need to better address the requirements of state and local law enforcement agencies in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting individuals who commit electronic crimes. This article provides key findings from the report.
Checklist for Reporting a Computer Crime
This article provides a checklist of practical steps to follow in the event that your systems are hacked or accessed by an unauthorized party. Actions include how to contact law enforcement, information to gather to assist in the investigation, and information to gather to determine damages. (2 pp.)