By Nick Heath
13 January 2009
The UK's new cyber crime unit has been tasked with protecting the London
2012 Games from hackers and online criminals.
The Police Central E-Crime Unit (PCeU) is in talks with Atos Origin and
other IT suppliers to the London 2012 Games to secure the Games' IT
backbone, which will support 1,000 servers and 10,000 PCs as well as
wireless access at Olympic Park and results terminals at venues.
Co-architect of the unit, detective superintendent Charlie McMurdie,
said the PCeU and its industry partners are looking for any weak links
in the Games' network infrastructure, which will handle sporting results
from 94 venues across the UK and relay them across the globe in less
than a second.
McMurdie added police are already seeing scam sites springing up with
similar web addresses to official Games web pages, in an attempt to
steal people's money and personal details.
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