Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft
------- Forwarded message follows ------- Date sent: Wed, 02 May 2001 10:32:55 -0400 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: John Young <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [ISN] FBI "hack" raises global security concerns Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The US Attorney's Office and FBI in Seattle are on the cutting edge of investigation and prosecution for cybercrime. Whether that is due to the talent available from Microsoft and Boeing and a host of rich technological innovators -- as well as alleged victims of cybercrime -- remains to be seen.
All the federal agencies in the Washington State and Oregon areas, DoJ, DoD, IRS, ATF, EPA, Immigration, and more, are becoming leaders in fighting cybercrime, and are well-ahead of their HQs in the nation's capital. They work together and share resources, directed by DoJ's office for combatting domestic counterterrorism.
The area has become a hotbed training ground for counterterrorism, in response to massive federal funding for domestic terrorism threats as well as for alleged dangers of evildoers coming from Canada.
Many corporations there produce cybercrime fighting tools and provide contract services to the feds and governmental and corporate customers worldwide.
What is interesting is how fast federal agencies in that area are learning from and investigating the Internet as a crime tool. Recall that Microsoft is a regular complainant to the FBI for a host of grievances, worldwide. The defense industries in the area paved the way for that use of rent-a-FBI in the national interest.
One of the premier crypto-cracking corporations used by federal agencies is across the border in Idaho.
My favorite suspect is Oregon's Intel for covertly planting IDs and other sneakthief squealers on the CPU or tiny chips nearby. Camouflaged by finger pointing to keyboard loggers and virii or other bugs for dummies so often in the news. Keyboard loggers, never built-in spytools doubling in trangressive power every 18 months, right.
Then there's unbreakable crypto for absolutely certain privacy. Dummy.
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