Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nigeria, software firms look to halt Internet crime - - 23 Oct 09

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's anti-corruption police is working with top computer software companies to halt thousands of fraudulent emails in a crackdown on internet crime in Africa's most populous country, an agency spokesman said.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Thursday its new project "Eagle Claw", expected to become fully operational within six months, aimed to improve Nigeria's tarnished image as one of the world's top countries for internet crime.

"The EFCC is fine tuning security modalities with Microsoft

and upon full deployment, the capacity to take down fraudulent emails will increase to 5,000 monthly," said Farida Waziri, the agency's chairwoman, in a statement.

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