California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the creation of the eCrime Unit. The eCrime Unit will be staffed by DOJ attorneys and investigators with the focus being the prosecution of identity theft and other cyber crimes involving technology.
Harris wishes to develop the eCrime Unit to collaborate with other jurisdictions to protect California consumers and businesses who lose millions of dollars annually due to cyber theft.
In addition to the targeting of cyber crimes, Harris hopes the eCrime Unit can put an end to child exploitation and the distribution of child pornography, the unlawful dissemination of unauthorized copyrighted material, counterfeiting and piracy.
While the eCrime Unit will be staffed by 20 California attorneys and investigators, it will remain to be seen if this is enough to put a dent in the criminal enterprises of cyber criminals. Orange County, California is a hotbed of cyber criminal activity and the Orange County DA's Office alone staffs about 20 individuals in their White Collar Unit.
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