Friday, November 21, 2008

Making Headway in Cracking Cybercrime

Have you noticed less spam in your e-mail inbox these days? Well, it isn't gone completely, but not only spam but other cyberthreats are getting nicked due to some recent law enforcement efforts.

The FBI and Secret Service have been quietly making some high-profile arrests of web crime perpetrator. The reasons, according to this article in USA Today, including not only better cyberlaws with more teeth, but improved international cooperation from places like Eastern Europe, which are notoriously difficult for foreigner to police.

One law helping cybercrime fighters is The Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008, according to a post by Douglas Schweitzer on Computer World's The Security Sector blog.

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