The Australian Government has rolled out a network to enable reporting ot cyber crime fraud and incidents.
Named ACORN (Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network),it will enable the public to report cases of cyber crime and also offer information to the public on how to avoid such attacks, reported lT News.
ACORN is being positioned as a “national policing initiative” and Justice Minister Michael Keenan said police at federal and state levels would for the first time be able to access a national overview of cyber crime affecting Australian citizens and businesses.
ACORN was developed by CrimTrac at a cost of around $1.5 million and will be managed by the Australian Crime Commission. The Government is expected to spend a further $930,000 to promote the site.
Troy Hunt, Australia-based security researcher, said that ACORN will make cyber crime easier to report, but said that despite there being the same problem with the majority of incidents going unreported as they do in the UK, it will not address many of the reasons incidents go unreported, such as when it is swept under the “proverbial” carpet.