The Australian government has launched the new Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

ACORN was developed across CrimTrac, the Australian Crime Commission, the Attorney General's Department and the Australian police force.

It allows consumers to report cases of cybercrime and will also supply the public with information to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime. It will also refer reports to the right law enforcement agency for consideration and possible investigation.

Instances of cybercrime go unreported because victims either don't know where to report it, don't think it's worth reporting or are reluctant to report it.

ACORN will also enable police to access a national picture of the cybercrime affecting Australians and businesses, enabling them to develop improved tactical and strategic responses to key cybercrime threats.

ACORN is accessible online at www.acorn.gov.au.

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