[Full-disclosure] The new Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU)
kyrian at ore.org
Wed Oct 1 12:45:59 BST 2008
> The new Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU) will provide specialist
> officer training and co-ordinate cross-force initiatives to crack down
> on on-line offences.
> This is great news, i've been fighting for this ever since the
> National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) was closed down and merged into
> SOCA in 2006.
I sure hope they have actually employed some investigative staff who
actually have a clue about how things work, and are actually going to
work towards improving the failing legal framework in which they work
("the attacker wasn't in the UK so we can't help"??), rather than
re-hiring the same staff from the NHTCU.
Having had to call them up due to an unnoticed hole left by a previous
systems administrator that was exploited (obviously I was f**ked off
that I missed it), I wished I hadn't bothered in the end.
They were no help at all. I don't think we even received a crime
reference number for the incident.
It was a weird experience, though, it seemed more as though they were
trying to work out my skills (and why would they want to know other than
as a prelude to either hiring, or [eek!] framing me?), rather than being
interested in the actual incident.
ISTR the excuse was they were 'going for' this guy because it was more
Which oddly, sounds rather like the McKinnon case in some respects, but
enough about that one already!
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