Employees who abuse company IT systems could find themselves collared by a specialist cyber police unit launched last week.
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 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 throughout the UK.
The NHTCU will develop intelligence, support and co-ordinate law enforcement operations and offer expert advice to police forces and businesses.
The new body is funded by £25 million over three years and of this £10 million will be used to develop local police force computer crime units.
By Ben Willmott