Cyber criminals steal head of Interpol’s identity

Janet Harris
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Even the world’s largest international police organisation isn’t safe from cyber crime.

Speaking at Interpol’s first Information Security Conference, the organisation’s secretary general, Ronald K Noble, admitted that his identity had been stolen and used to set up two fake Facebook pages in his name.

The criminals were trying to use the chief’s identity to obtain information on ‘Operation Infra Red’, which aimed to find criminals who had fled national jurisdictions.

Nobel said that the anonymity of the Internet potentially made cyber crime one of the most dangerous criminal threats the world has faced.

Nobel also said that he wants Interpol to play a key role in developing global information security standards.

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