May 2, 2001

FBI "hack" raises global security concerns

Author: JT Smith

CNet reports on the methods used by the FBI to charge two Russian crackers, and the ppor precedent it sets. The FBI sniffed the passwords of the pair in Russia, and used the passwords to download evidence. If it is upheld by the court, it could set a precedent of allowing the FBI to break into foreign systems for the purpose of investigation, without the permission of the country whose citizen's computers they are compromising.
Click Here!