Cybercrime getting easier to commit, federal agents say

Experts speaking at a cybercrime event at the University of Washington said that it's getting easier for criminals to commit cybercrime

By , IDG News Service |  Security

To try to head off all kinds of cybercrime, the groups have beefed up their enforcement efforts. The Secret Service, for example, has 31 task forces in the U.S. dedicated to electronic crimes. The Seattle task force, started in 2006, has seized US$14.2 million in funds stolen electronically. The group has arrested 150 people and examined almost 1,700 computers including 128 terabytes of data, said Jim Helminski, special agent in charge with the Secret Service.

Nancy Gohring covers mobile phones and cloud computing for The IDG News Service. Follow Nancy on Twitter at @idgnancy. Nancy's e-mail address is Nancy_Gohring@idg.com

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