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Trust fund hacking bad news for Norton
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2001

A court investigator's report about the lack of security of tribal and individual Indian trusts is altnernatively being called "scathing," "stinging," and "devastating" and "disgsuting" in the national media.

The usual suspects cover the story, including The Washington Post, The Denver Post and the Associated Press. All portray a system over which special master Alan Balaran urged a federal judge to take control to prevent further damage to tribes and 300,000 American Indians whose $3.1 billion in assets are at risk from hackers and malicious users.

The Wall Street Journal also weighs in with a report. The paper's producers filed a motion to have the security investigation unsealed.

Get the Story:
Judge Urged to Control Indian Trust Fund (The Washington Post 12/5)
Court-appointed hacker altered Indian accounts (The Denver Post 12/5)
Court Finds Indian Trust System Is Vulnerable to Computer Hackers (The Wall Street Journal 12/5)
Court-Hired Hacker Busts Into Indian-Trust System (AP 12/5)

Today on Indianz.Com:
Report reveals attacks on tribal, Indian trust (12/5)
No Trust: Hacking the Department of Interior (12/5)

Relevant Links:
Indian Trust, Department of Interior - http://indiantrust.doi.gov
Office of the Special Trustee - http://www.ost.doi.gov
Trust Management Improvement Project - http://www.doi.gov/bia/trust/tmip.htm
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton - http://www.indiantrust.com

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