A brief history

Law enforcement first started to pay attention to the role that computers play in criminal activity in the middle of the 1980s. Prior to that, existing laws and law enforcement techniques were not adept at identifying and prosecuting computer criminals. As the use of computers by criminals began to gain more prominence, agencies such as the United State Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) decided to incorporate a dedicated digital and forensic investigations capability. This led to the creation of the FBI Computer Analysis and Response Team (CART). Other agencies such as the Metropolitan Police Service started to build a capability for investigating cyber crime.

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