IETF Approves Customised E-Crime Reporting Format

An Internet standards group has approved an electronic crimes reporting format, which should give security researchers a consistent set of data with which to more accurately categorize and gauge online crime.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) approved a customised version of the XML-based Instant Object Description Exchange Format (IODEF). Extensions have been added to it that are appropriate for creating standard e-crime reports.

The format allows for unambiguous time stamps, support for different languages and a feature to attach samples of malicious code.  It solves the problem facing the security industry now of inconsistent reports, which make it harder to spot trends and react quickly.

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