vineri, 3 mai 2013

Beijing Prosecutors Lack Skills to Investigate Cybercrimes

While Chinese hackers are considered to be among the best in the world, the country’s prosecutors are not very skilled when it comes to investigating online criminal activities. That’s why, prosecuting authorities in Beijing plan on hiring and training more individuals capable of analyzing electronic evidence.

People’s Daily reports that most prosecutors don’t have a technical background and lack the necessary knowledge to investigate online fraud and other crimes.

In the past 5 years, Beijing’s Chaoyang district handled over 50 cases of fraud that leveraged the Web. Authorities from the Shijingshan district prosecuted more than 200 individuals involved in such crimes.

In 2012, Beijing started training prosecutors to enhance their computer skills. However, currently, there are less than 10 individuals who are good at their job.

To address this gap, more prosecutors will be trained, but Beijing People's Procuratorate also plans on hiring individuals with a background in computers and networks.


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