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Cybercops across the English-speaking world have formed a cross border alliance to fight online crime. The organisation, dubbed the Strategic Alliance Cyber Crime Working Group, builds on existing close relationship between electronic crime specialists from the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The group aims to share …


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  1. James

    Why no acronym...

    Strategic Alliance Cyber Crime Working Group (SACCWoG).

    Ah I see why.....

  2. Anonymous Coward

    emerging threats?

    "It's also created a series of information bulletins on emerging threats, such as data leakage on P2P networks" ... more like data leakage from governments, big companies and other people we trust.

    Perhaps if we rightly classed our own governments actions online as cybercrime, then we might be onto something here...

  3. Kevin Kitchen
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    Limited yes, but still better than nothing

    "The Anglophone group is all well as good but until it incorporates law enforcement officials from the likes of Russia, the Ukraine, Brazil and China - all hubs of cybercrime - its scope will be necessarily limited."

    Yes, but its a start, and its better than each of those individual countries working individually on the same issues.

    And they do say: From small acorns, great oak trees do grow.

  4. Dave Stout


    Nice to see someone being positive for a change......

    *takes a leaf from Kev's acorn tree*

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton


    Wouldn't be surprised if the head of the Canadian contingent is french, though.

    Paris because, well, sounds french.

  6. Anonymous Coward
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    What's the point of an anglophone-only group?

    Forming a group based on shoe size would make just as much sense.

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