http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/13553073.htm By Sam Wood Inquirer Staff Writer Jan. 05, 2006 Victims of computer crime now have a powerful ally in the State of New Jersey. The Attorney General's Office announced yesterday that a Computer Crime Task Force had been formed by merging the nationally known state police cyber-crimes unit with the office's computer analysis and technology unit. The unit is designed to track down such crimes as computer hacking and child pornography. "The game plan is to pool training and experience that will lead to more prosecution of cyber crime in the state," said State Police Capt. Ken Schairer, who will be co-chief of the task force. The state police cyber-crimes unit initiated about 125 investigations in 2005 and made about 100 arrests, Schairer said. The task force is made up of about 20 investigators, said Aurora Fagan, supervising deputy attorney general, who will also serve as co-chief. "There should be less overlap now that we're both aware of the investigations that we're both doing," said Fagan, who previously led the computer analysis unit in the Attorney General's Office. She said many computer crimes went uninvestigated because victims did not know where to report them. -=- More Information To report cyber crime, call the Computer Crime Task Force at 1-888-648-6007. To learn more about the task force or fill out an online incident form, visit www.cctf.nj.gov _________________________________________ Earn your Master's degree in Information Security ONLINE www.msia.norwich.edu/csi Study IA management practices and the latest infosec issues. Norwich University is an NSA Center of Excellence.
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