[ISN] Australian Police Updated On Net Crime

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Date: Mon Nov 09 1998 - 03:11:03 PST

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    Australian Police Updated On Net Crime
    09-11-1998 06:00 
     SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1998 NOV 8 (Newsbytes) -- By Adam Creed, Newsbytes. 
    At a conference last week hosted by Internet service provider,
    OnAustralia, Australian senior police officers working in fraud and
    computer crime units were brought up to date on the latest research and
    analysis on crime committed using computers and the Internet.
       Presentations from expert researchers were given to 210 police officers
    on the use of the Internet to distribute illegal material, credit card
    fraud, computer hacking and intrusion over the network.
       The Internet Industry Association (IIA) of Australia reported that the
    law enforcement officials acknowledged the industry's attempts at self
    regulation and assistance in assisting police operations.
       "The overriding theme to emerge from the proceedings was the need for
    cooperation between law enforcement and industry as the best chance of
    keeping online crime under control," said the IIA Friday.
       Another story to emerge from the conference was the high rates of loss
    carried by ISPs who are still not able to effect real time authentication
    of credit card subscriptions. 
       "The finger seems pointed at banks and credit card issuers who have
    been reluctant to facilitate measures to fix this problem," said the IIA. 
       The IIA revealed that some ISPs are taking losses of up to 17 to 25
    percent of revenue due to this problem, causing higher costs for Internet
    access for Australians.
       Reported By Newsbytes News Network, http://www.newsbytes.com 
       (19981108/WIRES ASIA, ONLINE, LEGAL/) 
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