Cybercrime task force launched for eastern Mo. - KMOV.com

Cybercrime task force launched for eastern Mo.

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Secret Service has announced a new partnership to combat computer crimes.

The federal agency said Wednesday it will host the initial meeting of the Gateway Electronic Crimes Task Force. The public-private partnership consists of law enforcement agencies, businesses and academia.

The cybercrime task force will cover eastern Missouri and joins a network of similar ones throughout the world.

The first meeting is 9 a.m. to noon Friday at a St. Louis hotel.

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