6.805 | Fall 2005 | Undergraduate

Ethics and the Law on the Electronic Frontier


Miscellaneous Items on Computer Crime

These are some things culled from the net over the past couple of years. You may find them useful as a source for paper topics or other readings.

“College settles harassment charges stemming from computer conferences.” New York Times, September 21, 1994. (Article on case at Santa Rosa College involving moderated computer bulletin boards.)

Bauman, Adam S. “Internet Hackers Breach Security: Hard-core porn stored on Livermore Lab’s computers.” Los Angeles Times (also appearing in the San Jose Mercury News), July 12. This article is concerning the discovery of an archive of pornography on a computer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

“Senator Exon’s speech in the Senate, Introducing his amendment to S. 1822.” July 20, 1994. A later version of this amendment was passed by the Senate in July, 1995.

Guyan, Claire. “Computers give pupils access to bomb recipes.” Sunday Star Times, New Zealand, March 1994.

Young, Peter. “Online Moves ‘Out Of Line’.” Sunday Mail (COMPUTERS with Peter Young column), September 11, 1994.

Anonymous EFF member. “Cooperation by University of Western Ontario in the Homolka-Teale ban.” EYE Newspaper, Toronto, May 19, 1994.

“Cybercops Zap Computer Hackers, Crackers and Phreaks.” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 30, 1994.

Funk, John. “2 Men, 3 Teens Arrested for Computer Tampering.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 19, 1994.

Kelsey, Tim. “British Boy `Raided US Defence Secrets.” The Independent, London, January 3, 1995. Be sure to also read the follow-up article, “London Newspaper Runs Old “Superhacker Story.” Newsbytes. London, January 3, 1995.

Gabriel, Trip. “Reprogramming a Convicted Hacker.” The New York Times, January 14, 1995.

Lewis, Peter H. “Computers Beware! New Type of Virus Is Loose on the Net.” The New York Times, September 4, 1995.

“Hackers Break Into America Online.” Newsbytes, September 11, 1995.

“Child Porn Ring Using America Online Busted.” Newsbytes, September 14, 1995.

Lewis, Peter. “Company Says Electronic Mail Was Opened to Find Pornography.” The New York Times, September 15, 1995.

Labaton, Stephen. “Computer Stings Gain Favor As Arrests for Smut Increase.” The New York Times, September 16, 1995.

Schwartz, John. “Blame Society, Not the Net, for the Evils Lurking Online.” Washington Post, November 18, 1996.

Burroughs, Rich. “Kevin Mitnick update: Cause for Alarm.” March 29, 1997.

Sandberg, Jared. “Accidental hacker exposes Internet’s fragility.” Wall Street Journal, July 11, 1997.

Gornstein, Leslie. “In Hacking, for Some, the Punishment May Not Fit the Crime.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 19, 1997.

“The Dark Side of Electronic Commerce.” PRNewswire, San Francisco, August 25, 1997.