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7. Why Doesn’t Somebody Stop It?

Where Are the Authorities?

Marvin Waschke

(1)Bellingham, Washington, USA

When we read or hear about cybercrime , crimes such as hospital records held for ransom, fraudulent sports ticket sales, theft of millions of payment cards, stolen trade secrets, or outing personal documents, we inevitably wonder what the authorities are doing about it. Crime rates in general have been going down dramatically for the last decade, but cybercrime is rampant.1 Why can’t the law enforcement resources that have been effective against conventional crime also take down cybercriminals ? If law enforcement has to change, how should it change?

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