The National Hi-Tech Crime Unit for Scotland is to receive a cash injection almost double the amount it received when it was set up last April.
The £700,000 the unit will receive from the Scottish Executive should help it to recruit another five officers, The Scotsman newspaper reported.
The Scottish unit, set up by the Lothian and Borders force, currently has a team of just five specialist staff. Officers from the rest of Scotland's local forces are also expected to be seconded to the unit.
As well as tackling cyber-crimes such as hacking and online fraud, the unit will support the National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre, the organisation that alerts key industries, such as telecoms, water and electricity providers, to the danger of electronic attacks.
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