By Andrew Charlesworth
The European Commission has proposed establishing a dedicated Cybercrime Centre as part of Europol, the European Police Office, based in The Hague.
Europe’s cyber crime fighters should be ready for action by January 2013.
The proposal delivers on the promise to establish a co-ordinated cyber force that was made by the Commission back on 22 November 2010.
The centre will focus on illegal online activities carried out by organised crime groups, particularly those generating large criminal profits, such as online fraud involving credit cards and bank credentials.