Law Enforcement Ups Its Game In Cybercrime
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 08/02/2012 17:44
It may still be a frantic game of catch-up for law enforcement, but new data quantifies anecdotal evidence that law enforcement has scored some big cybercrime busts and made inroads in detecting and investigating data breaches.
Law enforcement officials worldwide detected five times as many breaches in 2011 as in 2010, according to new data released today in Trustwave's 2012 Global Security Report: Some 33 percent of organizations with data breaches were alerted to their fate by law enforcement, up from 7 percent in 2010. According to Trustwave, that is mostly due to work by the U.S. Secret Service, Interpol, the Australian Federal Police, and the U.K.'s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).