Over in Britain police have foiled an attempt to steal $421 million from a Japanese bank. The team used key-loggers to get log-in codes and planned to transfer the funds out. Luckily the police were watching their every move and acted internationally.
While this may lack the glamour of an Alan Rickman villain the case shows the advantage of police forces working together. The fact that US police aren't doing anything similar has been raising eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic.
At the recent CeBIT trade show in Europe the spokesman for the Liberty Alliance was scathing in his condemnation of new American security procedures and how little they were sharing information with foreign police. He spoke, only half jokingly, of being barred from entering the country because he liked foreign food.
We know that online criminals are working internationally, so it's logical that our police should do the same.
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