New unit to tackle cyber crime launched

Employees
who abuse company IT systems could find themselves collared by a specialist
cyber police unit that is launched today.

The
National Hi-Tech Crime Unit is the first national law enforcement organisation
set up to combat computer based crime.

It is
headed by Det Chief Supt Len Hynds from the National Crime Squad and he will
work with law enforcement experts from the National Crime Squad, the National
Criminal Intelligence Service, HM Customs and Excise and police forces.

Home
Secretary Jack Straw, speaking at the launch, said, “New technologies bring
enormous benefits to the legitimate user but also offer opportunities for
criminals, from those involved in financial fraud to paedophiles. We are
determined that the UK will be the best and safest place in the world to
conduct and engage in e-commerce and that our children receive the full
protection they deserve on-line so they can surf the net in safety.”

www.ncis.gov.uk

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