NHTCU

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NHTCUNational Hi-Tech Crime Unit (UK)
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The NHTCU has been investigating the electronic attack on Sumitomo since October, after the gang gained access to the bank's computer systems and tried to transfer the money.
NHTCU officers have been investigating the raid bid - which, if successful, would have been the biggest robbery in British history - since October.
Detective Chief Superintendent Len Hynds, head of the NHTCU, said: 'The success of this operation is built on the foundation of international partnerships between law enforcement and business.
And last month, NHTCU detectives arrested 12 others, including Russian, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian nationals, in swoops on addresses in London and Kent.
A growth area in computer crime, the NHTCU said, was the insertion of software on PCs, either through external access or via insiders.
The NHTCU is sending out a powerful message to those wishing to commit these types of crime.
The NHTCU has been investigating the electronic attack on Sumitomo since October, after the gang managed to infiltrate the bank's computer system with sophisticated keylogging software that would have enabled them to track every button pressed on computer keyboards and learn account numbers, passwords and other sensitive information
A survey by NHTCU of 201 British firms revealed 83 per cent had experienced high-tech crime last year -costing them pounds 195 million -with 15 per cent suffering from phishing attacks.
The Home Office set aside pounds 25m to establish and fund the NHTCU for three years with a further pounds 15m to run a national centre of excellence.
He revealed new research from the NHTCU, gathered in co-operation with European policing body Interpol, to establish the extent of companies' protection against e-crime.
NHTCU officers worked along side the FBI, Europol, US Customs and other law enforcement agencies to co-ordinate the arrests as part of Operation Twins - an international operation targeting the infamous paedophile network called The Brotherhood.
Detective Chief Superintendent Len Hynds, head of the NHTCU, said: ``Those visiting this website were given the option of joining like-minded people - that included people who believed it was okay to have sex with babies, as unbelievable as that might seem.