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Cybercrime wave

INTERNET access has opened crime floodgates in child pornography, stalking, identity theft, online fraud, hacking and criminal damage by virus and other attacks, dramatically increasing police workloads, according to a Victoria Police report. In just a few years, technology-linked crime has increased the Victoria Police Computer Crime Squad workload by hundreds of per cent, the report says. The squad’s workload is expected to more than triple again by 2007-8, the service says in a submission to a parliamentary cybercrime inquiry. Technological advances have brought mixed blessings, but the cybercrime squad has been able to absorb much of the impact and rise to the challenge of increased workloads, the report says. Full Story

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