Manitoba Announces New Cybercrime Funding

New Cybercrime Funding

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is supporting Winnipeg Police with new funding for equipment and training that will proactively combat cybercrime.

“Cybercrime has been increasing dramatically across North America and it ranges from online scams that target vulnerable populations to the trafficking of drugs and weapons that find their way onto our streets,” said justice minister Kelvin Goertzen.

$100,000 is being provided from the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund to train five additional members of the Cybercrimes Team at the Winnipeg Police Service.

The money will also be used to purchase specialized software to trace illegal financial cyberspace activities and to locate offenders.

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