The European Commission has announced plans to launch a cybercrime center aimed at protecting European citizens and businesses from online threats.

"The European Cybercrime Centre is set to start operating in January 2013 and will be based at the Europol office in The Hague," writes IT PRO's Khidr Suleman. "The focus will be on tackling large scale organised cybercrime and preventing cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure and information systems in the EU."

"Resources will be dedicated to help make e-banking and online purchasing more secure, as well as stamping out online child sexual exploitation," Suleman writes.

Go to "European CyberCrime Centre set to tackle online fraud" to read the details.

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