DOJ Announces Operation Publicity Seeker

from the not-quite-a- dept

Well, beyond going after file sharers and spammers, it appears that the Department of Justice wants to appear tough on all kinds of cybercrime, which is why they announced a massive "cyber-crime sweep." There's just one problem: it's not much of a sweep at all. Really, they seem to have just taken a bunch of cases -- many of which have been made public before, and bunched them all together in a press announcement. That's not a sweep, that's a pat on the back for doing what you've been doing. So, while it's good that they're trying to stop various online scams, it's hard to see how this qualifies as a sweep when most of the cases were completely separate and were done at different times over the last few months.

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  1. identicon
    dorpus, Aug 27th, 2004 @ 12:17am

    Future cyber-crime

    What if someone hacks into a fertility clinic and gets all the wrong sperm and eggs to mix up? Will we have mass abortions?

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  2. identicon
    hanzie, Aug 27th, 2004 @ 5:47am

    Re: Future cyber-crime

    Either that, or we will have lots of people like you being born.

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