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The Metropolitan Police’s e-crime busting squad claims to have saved £140m in its last six months of fighting cybercrime. The figure, based on the theoretical earnings of the ne'er do wells collared by the team of cybercops, is ahead of the unit's full year target and 30 per cent of its four-year £504m goal. The Cabinet Office' …

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Anonymous Coward

All hail the "Real Geek Squad"

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I've said it before and, no doubt, I'll say it again

When I hear or read the prefix 'cyber' then I know whatever follows will be clueless.

Having seen our cyberplods present at conferences, (alongside their US counterparts who seem to a) have a clue, and b) do the actual work of cyber-detection) I haven't been terribly impressed.

The UK cops do tend to use the 'c' word. The septics, on the other hand, appear to know what they are talking about.

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What next?

Presumably the Drug Squad will claim to be making a profit?

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Anonymous Coward

Claim to be making a profit?

The profitability of the drug squad is already well established.

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Mushroom

NO FUCKING WONDER

I have a dedi box at home got attacked by stupid little script kiddie who rented a botnet.

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Erm sorry nothing we can do unless you prove it.

in case you didn't realize i am pissed off.

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Charlie McMurdie?

"Top cyber crime cop lied under oath, says judge • The Register"

So why would I believe these statistics?

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