One Lucky UK Cybercrime Cop is Getting Transferred to New York

By Gary Cutlack on at

New York and London cybercops are planning a nice bit of job-swapping, with officers from the US and UK switching roles to help spread their knowledge of internet trouble. You'd think being internet experts they could just email each other about it.

The role will see the New York County District Attorney's Office and the City of London Police swap one officer from next spring, with the idea being that more could swap seats, mice, keyboards and monitor toys in the future, to help authorities in both financial centres battle unspecified forms of internet crime.

Claiming that cybercrime costs the UK $40bn (£25bn) a year, New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said: "A collaboration between our two agencies would make really good sense from an investigative standpoint and also make sense from a security standpoint." [Time]