Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Scandal As UK Crime Domain Sold to German

Tom Jowitt writes on TechWorld:

The now-defunct government agency responsible for investigating computer crime, the NHTCU, no longer owns its domain name after it was sold to an enterprising German internet marketer.

The National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) was established in 2001 to fight high tech crime, but its duties came to an abrupt end in April 2006, when it was transferred to the Serious Organised Crime Unit (SOCA).

While the ownership of a defunct website does not sound overly troublesome, it a serious issue, because many websites around the world still have links pointing to the old NHTCU website. This includes a link to the old NHTCU website on the Home Office's own web pages.

More here.


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