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BCS think-tank to help cybercops

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    BCS think-tank to help cybercops

    The British Computer Society (BCS) has set up a specialist thinktank to help police and others fight increasingly sophisticated online fraud ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

    The BCS Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group was a response to "the explosion in UK-based cybercrime", the BCS said. It will give special attention to the role of cyber forensics in gathering, processing and interpreting digital evidence for criminal investigations.

    The BCS said the UK is second after the US for the number of cybercriminals, who cost the UK an estimated £6bn a year. "This is according to the latest PricewatrerhouseCoopers Internet Crime Report for the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which places Britain ahead of cybercrime hotspots Nigeria and Romania," it said.

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