e-crime


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e-crime

n
1. (Communications & Information) criminal activity that involves the use of computers or networks such as the internet
2. (Law) criminal activity that involves the use of computers or networks such as the internet
[C20: e-2 + crime]
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To register for the e-Crime Summit 2013 go to ecrimewales.
Detective Inspector Dave Runnalls, of South Wales Police's economic crime unit, said: "There are a number of reasons for the growth in reported cases of e-crime in South Wales, principally the force has changed the way in which it identifies this type of criminal activity.
Police and security agencies are not taking any possible cyber crime threat lightly since the e-crime unit has largely overlooked Olympics and cyber crime has increased rapidly in last few years.
Jake Davis, 18, was arrested at his home on the Shetland Islands by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service's e-crime unit as part of an investigation into hacking groups LulzSec and Anonymous.
The Metropolitan Police's e-crime unit has closed down 1,219 websites this month but there are still plenty trying to entice shoppers with big-name brands at low prices.
Internet threats and e-crime are increasing at an alarming rate.
E-crime minister Vernon Coaker said: "The PCeU will play a vital role in helping police forces across the country improve skills and techniques needed to clamp down on e-crime.
Recent recommendations made in a report on Personal Internet Security by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, many of which are backed by the FSB, included increased research into e-crime.
Government should also create a central system for reporting e-crime, establish a "kite mark" standard for secure internet services, and give the police more resources to tackle the burgeoning problem, the peers insisted.
Government should also create a central system for reporting e-crime, establish a "kite mark" standard for secure internet services and give the police more resources to tackle the burgeoning problem, the peers insisted.
Sean Holohan of Protiviti said: "Through technological advances, e-crime is growing at a rapid rate and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
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