By David White

The Latest Internet News from Weboptimiser.....

Criminals are becoming more sophisticated nowadays, straying away from the normal drug, people trafficking and tax crimes to cyber crimes.

The director of Europol, Rob Wainwright briefed a Lords EU sub committee on plans for a cyber crime centre. Apparently the extent of the problem is often underestimated in the EU.

Criminals increasingly communicate using online telephone services believing that they are not traceable. They are know to use botnets to steal credit card info and phishing scams designed to trick people into revealing confidential information about themselves.

Europol is an EU- wide police intelligence agency based in The Hague who already have a "dedicated intelligence project designed to identify the most significant criminals operating in Europe"

The next stage is to launch an "Internet crime reporting online system" to have the ability to connect police in 27 member states.

Lagging behind the US by 10 years the European system could learn from America's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). They are keen to include crowd sourcing techniques that empower citizens - still in embryonic stages, it depends of course on European funding, and if successful could be deployed by 2014

If you would like to keep up to date with my views on this news as it develops, then you can like, share or subscribe to this Channel. Do it now.

If you would like to get the latest on how to combine Search, Social Media and Video to get a 40% boost to your next film, event or album launch, get in touch here on YouTube or call us in the UK on +44 207 953 8304, we would love to discuss how we can help you and talk you through a number of our best and most recent case studies.