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Regional daily: Prosecutors brace for rise in cybercrime

Finland’s public prosecutors are preparing for an increase in cybercrime by providing targeted training for attorneys. According to the regional daily Etelä-Suomen Sanomat a core team will first receive training before sharing what they learn with their peers.

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The paper reports that the Prosecutor General’s Office is anticipating a rise of cybercriminals targeting computers, data networks and data communications.

Etelä-Suomen Sanomat reported Sunday that national prosecutors have selected four prosecutors for cybercrime training. Two will come from Helsinki, another from Itä-Uusimaa and a fourth from Oulu.

They will then pass on what they’ve learned to their colleagues. The paper said that government is also looking into measures to improve the ability of police officers to deal with cybercrime.

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