Some 300 of the world’s top law enforcement officials have just concluded the first-ever international anti-cybercrime conference on the growing threat from an estimated $105 billion illegal business. Ronald Noble, secretary general of the international police agency Interpol, told the cream of law enforcement from 56 countries that his identity had been "stolen" to create two Facebook profiles. One of the impersonators used the fake profile to obtain information on fugitives targeted in a recent Interpol-led operation seeking on-the-run criminals convicted of serious offenses, including rape and murder. "Cybercrime is emerging as a very concrete threat," he said at the opening ceremony of the first Interpol Information Security Conference at Hong Kong’s police headquarters. "Considering the anonymity of cyberspace, it may in fact be one of the most dangerous criminal threats we will ever face," AFP quoted Noble as saying.
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