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Cyber-crime crackdown

Source: THE AGE
By Nathan Cochrane
Date: May 25, 2003

Stop Cyber-crime The newly minted Australian High Tech Crime Centre could collect its first scalp on Thursday when a 17-year-old faces the Adelaide Youth Court charged with a single count of illicitly receiving $4890 from an ANZ customer's internet banking account.
It will be alleged that the youth received proceeds from an unauthorised internet banking transaction after the funds were transferred to Adelaide.
Agents from the Crime Centre and South Australian police raided a home last week where they arrested the youth. Other charges are expected to be laid, a spokesman for the Australian Federal Police said.
The High Tech Crime Centre is an AFP creation and will be hosted at the AFP's headquarters in Canberra. It was created, in part, as a response to the rising tide of computer break-ins by outside hackers detailed in the latest Computer Crime and Security Survey released earlier this month.
The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT), together with state and federal police, found that although the rate of cyber crime had fallen, the likelihood that it would be perpetrated by outside hackers had increased.
In the 2002 survey, 67 per cent of respondent organisations reported an intrusion, compared with 42 per cent in the latest figures. But external attacks that damaged computer systems or data afflicted 91 per cent of respondents, while just 36 per cent came from within organisations.

Original article: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/05/24/1053585741118.html

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