According to a report compiled for the Estonian government by an Israeli cyber security expert, recent cyber attacks targeting Estonia were not the work of the Kremlin, but were carried out by what the report calls an "Internet mob."
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have come up with a new way to fight spam. In a paper just published, the computer scientists found that, while hundreds or thousands of compromised computers may be used to relay spam to users, most scams are hosted by individual Web servers that can be tracked and shut down, putting a big dent in the profitability of the spam campaign.
The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that online vote swapping is perfectly legal. California officials tried to prosecute two websites created to encourage voters to swap votes with people in other states as a way to influence the 2000 presidential election. Officials claimed the practice violated laws against buying and selling votes, but the Court ruled that the practice is protected by the First Amendment.