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Security: Cyber-fraud findings to increase thepressure on governments

Governments are getting tough on cyber crime, but are they able to keep up with developments in the dark art? JJ Worrall reports

23rd February, 2014

When in January a US judge handed Alexsandr Panin a 30-year sentence for his part in creating and distributing SpyEye - a piece of financial malware that was the source of millions of Euro worth of banking fraud - the message was clear. The damage cyber crime is causing will be treated more seriously than ever before by lawmakers.

The difficult part from here onwards is getting a cyber criminal in front of a judge....

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