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Nationwide Cybercrime Sweep Nets 125 Arrests

Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday that law-enforcement agents had arrested 125 suspects in a crackdown on Internet crimes ranging from hacking to fraud to selling stolen goods. The seven-week cybercrime sweep involved police from Ghana to Southern California and uncovered 125,000 victims who had lost more than $100 million, he told a news conference. “The information superhighway should be a conduit for communication, information and commerce, not an expressway for crime,” Ashcroft said. Those arrested stand charged with a variety of crimes that highlight the innumerable scams and criminal acts that now take place online. Full Story

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