Cybercrime Arrests: Heralding a New Era?
As the Feds continue to build up their expertise, the cyber community can expect to see even better enforcement and more savvy tactics in collecting evidence and preparing for the prosecution of cases, predicts Paul Robertson, director of risk at TruSecure. The good news about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s high-profile mass roundup of accused cybercriminals, in an operations fittingly called “Cyber Sweep,” is that it was an exercise of near-unprecedented cooperation in the annals of cyber law enforcement. Participants included some 34 state attorney generals, the U.S. Postal Service, the Secret Service and local law-enforcement agencies. “It indicates a stepping up of federal agencies going after such crimes,” Paul Robertson, director of risk at TruSecure, told NewsFactor. “They are going after more people and getting better and better at it.” Robertson also noted that the feds are garnering better and more coordinated cooperation from their international and foreign counterparts. “That is a huge accomplishment as well,” he said. “So many of these crimes either start or end overseas.” Full Story