[ISN] Interpol gets serious about cybercrime

From: InfoSec News (alerts@private)
Date: Wed Sep 12 2007 - 23:08:41 PDT


New Delhi
September 13, 2007

INTERPOL has put forward a proposal to create worldwide and regional 
online crime centres that will provide rapid response to cybercrimes. 
The internet should not be allowed to become a place where criminals 
have the upper hand and can escape punishment, Interpol 
Secretary-General Ronald K. Noble told an international cybercrimes 
conference in New Delhi.

Officials from 37 countries discussed identity theft, online bank fraud, 
internet gaming and the risks of online terrorist activity during a 
two-day conference in the Indian capital. It was organised by 
France-based Interpol, the world's largest international police 
organisation, with 186 member countries.

Creating global and regional anti-crime centres "is an ambitious idea, 
but we are determined to turn (it) into a reality because this problem 
is too big for even the G-8 and Council of Europe," Mr Noble said. "It 
requires a truly global response."

The centres would help law enforcement around the world with 
investigations, training and accessing resources from a combined team of 
police officers and computer experts, he said.

Inaugurating the conference, Indian Home Minister Shivraj Patil also 
called for international cooperation in combating internet crimes.

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