Thursday, 29 April 2010

EU plans IP address snatch to battle cybercrime

An international cybercrime centre will be able to revoke domain names and IP addresses under new proposals by European governments.

The EU Council of Ministers announced the plan yesterday. They want a new body, possibly based at Europol, the EU police agency, to take on an array of tasks to combat cybercrime.

The most eye-catching of the potential centre's briefly-described roles will be to "adopt a common approach in the fight against cybercrime internationally, particularly in relation to the revocation of domain names and IP addresses", the Council of Ministers suggested. ungedie


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