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Nearly Every NYC Crime Involves Computers, Says Manhattan DA 108

jjp9999 writes "Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance says cybercrimes are the fastest growing crimes in New York City, and criminals of all types are finding uses for digital tools. The Epoch Times reports that during a Feb. 28 event, Vance said it has reached a point where 'It is rare that a case does not involve some kind of cyber or computer element that we prosecute in our office — whether it is homicide, whether it's financial crime case, whether it's a gang case where the gang members are posting on Facebook where they're going to meet.' He also noted that organized crime groups in New York are shifting their focus to cybercrime, and that many local criminals are working with international hackers."
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Nearly Every NYC Crime Involves Computers, Says Manhattan DA

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  • It does go both ways (Score:5, Interesting)

    by transporter_ii ( 986545 ) on Sunday March 03, 2013 @09:50AM (#43060791) Homepage

    Last week I noticed some items missing from my front porch. I had installed a couple of game cameras to strategically catch my front door. Went back through and had 4 pictures of the guy taking stuff, and two were quite nice since they are 4 megapixel cameras.

    Pictures got posted on FB (not by me actually, I hate FB) and I had a name for the sheriffs office by the next morning. Even found his FB page so we could compare pictures.

  • Re:Really? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Intrepid imaginaut ( 1970940 ) on Sunday March 03, 2013 @10:11AM (#43060909)

    The more time passes the more the world starts to look like CP2020, we have out of control corporations pushing around corrupt governments, street gangs getting jobs from fixers, all it needs now is a direct brain interface with the internet and we're there.

    Kinda cool in a way.

  • CARS!! (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 03, 2013 @10:24AM (#43060973)

    It is rare today to find a crime that doesn't involve an automobile in some way. As a getaway car, the jacked in a carjacking, or as transportation to the airport for those jumping bail, we very rarely see a case cross our desks these days that does not involve a car.

    Therefore, our special car crimes unit needs more money.


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