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Cyber police earn Quick praise

Cyber police in Victoria have been praised by a computer training and support company after helping it resolve a domain name hijacking. The Computer Crime Squad of Victoria Police has identified an offender and hopes to bring charges before the courts once investigations have been finalised. It will be the first time anyone has been prosecuted under the state’s new Crimes (Property Damage and Computer Offences) Act 2003, that was passed last month. Melbourne-based, Quicknowledge, that provides services for consumer and SOHO users, came under attack on May 19. For a period of up to 24 hours, emails were being redirected to a different location and nobody could log on to the company website. This created problems because Quicknowledge has a national network of more than 300 technical field consultants across Australia and New Zealand who access the site every day to get job details and provide customer feedback. Full Story

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