US cops target hackers

Tuesday, 4 June 2002, 3:46 PM EST

The US Secret Service will launch task forces in eight cities to prevent and prosecute cybercrime, identity and data theft and hacking of corporate databases.

The launch, in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Washington DC and Charlotte, North Carolina, follows the passage in October 2001 of the US Patriot Act, which authorises the Secret Service to set up a nationwide network of electronic crimes task forces.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Banking botnets persist despite takedowns

More than 90 percent of all Trojans targeted financial institutions located in US, followed by the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Apr 24th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //