[LINK] So what have we done about Melbourne IT's dirty deed
anura at thesamaras.com
Wed Mar 22 11:42:26 EST 2006
Just to keep everyone updated on this (I haven't seen anything from
Link but I might have missed out somewhere) ...
This morning, Fran Kelly on ABC Radio National had both Richard
Neville and Bruce someone-or-other from Melbourne IT on the line.
Basically, Ricard pointed out all the right arguments ie. any concerns
over copyright, inappropriate content need to be taken up with the
appropriate authorities, fair warning to him, etc.
Interesting Bruce Someone said that the first report was from the
Australian High Tech Crime Unit. When they asked for something in
writing, the email came from Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet with the
AHTCC copied in.
Now, according to the website, AHTCC defines "high tech crime" as:
* computer intrusions (e.g. malicious hacking)
* unauthorised modification of data, including destruction of data
* denial-of-service (DoS) attacks
* and the creation and distribution of malicious software (e.g.
viruses, worms, trojans).
Given that Richards spoof site met none of these criteria, just why
was AHTCC involved in the first place? I can only assume that getting
a call from this mob would certainly put you on edge.
If you were paranoid, you could say that Weetbix Johnny is getting a
law enforcement agency to shut down criticism or satire he doesn't
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