Cybercrime crackdown

Monday, 30 August 2004, 2:11 PM EST

Two U.S. Justice Department operations have resulted in more than 150 arrests involving computer crimes that bilked an estimated 150,000 victims out of more than $215 million. That's the good news. The bad news is that computer security experts say cybercrime, including identity theft and criminal spamming, is on the increase despite efforts to combat it.

Attorney General John Ashcroft called the three-month "Operation Web Snare" "the largest and most successful collaborative law enforcement operation ever conducted to prosecute online-related fraud, stop identity theft and prevent other computer-related crimes."

At The Journal News.

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