State Police Has More Than An Eye On The Internet


Using his computer to trade child pornography over the Internet, 51-year-old David Lawson was unaware a New York State Police cybersleuth was on his trail. "One of the things about a computer is, it keeps track of just about everything you do," investigator Denzil Fearon said. "It's very easy for us to locate people who are doing activity like Mr. Lawson."

Fearon is one of 10 investigators assigned to the NYSP's "Cyberterrorism Unit," established after the 9/11 terror attacks to protect computer infrastructure. Since 2001, the unit's mission has encompassed everything from finding online predators, to fighting Internet auction fraud and identity theft. WCBSTV.com: Your Source For New York News, Weather, Sports & Traffic: State Police Has More Than An Eye On The Internet

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