INTERPOL has launched an international 24-hour early warning system, which can alert the world's police forces to an Internet emergency sparked by cybercrime, such as the circulation of a dangerous virus, such as the love-bug 'worm.' The system enables the global police agency to mobilise resources in any time-zone, alerting public authorities, which can in turn warn private companies of any risks.

The initiative is one of a number launched since the appointment of four regional Interpol working parties on cybercrime covering Europe, ...

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