Saturday, October 28, 2006

Denver D.A. Issues Computer Security Alert, P2P File Sharing

Via Technology News Daily.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office is issuing an urgent alert to computer users who use file-sharing software, specifically LimeWire.

During the course of a routine identity theft investigation, the Denver Police Department executed a search warrant at a Denver apartment and recovered personal and financial information from approximately 75 different individual and business account names from all over the country. The information, which included tax records, bank account information, online bill paying records and other material, appears to have been stolen directly from computers that were using LimeWire, a filesharing software program.

It appears that the file-sharing program was exploited to enable someone sitting at a computer in Denver to illegally access everything – every file, every document – on computers across the country.

The investigation is continuing, and we are urging people who use LimeWire or other file-sharing software to ensure that their computer security is up to date including adequate firewall security, antivirus software, and other measures.

More here.


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