No computer or networked system can be one-hundred percent attack proof and the job of securing a system against an illegal intrusion will never be complete. But using best practices and recommended security measures can move us forward to a more secure environment for securing the artist's infrastructures.
The links on this page are just a few examples of the computer crimes being committed, but they illustrate the growing problem of cyber crime, the international dimension, and the increasing threat to our critical infrastructures. Additionally, they demonstrate that this is not simply a problem of enforcing the law against imaginative criminals, but of protecting our economic health and security.
Computer Intrusions and Related Crime Articles
Vienna, VA Teen Charged With Computer Hacking - February 12, 1999
Teenage Hackers Barred from Computers - November 6, 1998
Computer Hacker Kevin Mitnick Sentenced to Prison - June 27, 1997
Corruption and Tax Fraud Conspiracy - June 20, 1997
IRS Employee Convicted of Unlawfully Accessing Tax Information - December 18, 1995
Fugitive Computer Hacker Arrested in North Carolina - February 15, 1995