Agency’s e-crime push wins industry backing

Thursday, 6 April 2006, 1:33 AM EST

The financial services industry has welcomed Tony Blair’s launch of the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), saying it will help tackle the growth of online identity theft.

The National Hi-Tech Crime Unit – which has responsibility for tackling organised crime gangs that use the internet for extortion, fraud, hacking and virus writing – will form part of the new agency.

At vnunet.

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