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London Police will Pilot a Cyber Crime Program

The London Police will start a national fraud program that will ensure the banks to report e-crime.

The London Police, which covers the financial Square Mile of the capital and various international banks, is spear heading to establish a national fraud-reporting center.

A Spokesperson from the London Police informed GC news that it is presently conducting proof of concept trials.

She said that they are planning to offer a system to enable public members to complain fraud and companies like leading banks, as reported by ZDNET on June 6, 2008.

The security researchers attribute phishing as the most sought after cyber crime that needs to be checked. Phishing, as explained by security experts, is sending a mail to a user and pretending to come from some authentic enterprise so that the recipients divulges their personal details that help in hacking their identity.

The spoofed mail asks users to access a site where they are asked to divulge their bank account numbers, password, social security and credit card numbers that the established company already possesses. The site is, naturally, a fake site and is designed only to steal the users' details.

Another leading e-crime, which should be managed by the London Police, is hacking. It is about taking control of someone's system without the consent of owner or in other words it refers to breaching the security of the respective person online.

Security experts inform that the hacking can be conducted by computer viruses, malware, botnets, Trojans, spyware and keyloggers, which could enter a system owing to small security loopholes. As a result, it can damage leading Websites, and it can also compromise from a single system to a whole network.

Further, police wants to eradicate cyber crime, and also wants to fight against online identity theft, data breaches and online cyber crimes.

London Police's Spokesperson claimed that they are examining various models but cannot divulge details of what is engaged, but they are planning to launch it and will start operating by summer 2009, as reported by ZDNET on June 6, 2008.

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