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Q&A: Interpol, FBI officials weigh in on cyber crime-fighting hurdles

Their comments came after Microsoft created a $5 million antivirus reward program. Peter Nevitt, the IT director of international crime-fighting organization Interpol, called the antivirus reward program unveiled today by Microsoft a first step toward fighting the problem of computer viruses. But more needs to be done, Nevitt said — especially in the many countries that lack basic skills and laws to pursue cybercriminals. Just after Microsoft offered a $500,000 reward for information about the authors of the Blaster and Sobig computer bugs, Nevitt and Keith Lourdeau, acting deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division, spoke with Computerworld about some of the international obstacles to fighting cybercrime and what can be done to overcome those hurdles. Full Story

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