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McAfee launches Cybercrime Response Unit

Online emergency service for online attacks

A new McAfee website hopes to help cybercrime victims recover from hacker attacks.

McAfee's Cybercrime Response Unit is described as an online emergency service where consumers and small-business owners can figure out whether they've been hacked, and to take the first steps to connect with law enforcement once they know a crime has been committed.

The site helps victims triage any common computer problems. For example, it can tell them what to do if they've opened an attachment that they now think may have been malicious, or if they're worried that their child may be talking to a predator online.

"If you're a victim and you just don’t know where to go, this is really meant to consolidate [that information]," amela Warren, a cybercrime strategist with McAfee. The site includes resources for victims of cyber bullying, identity theft and online scams, she said. "Regardless of what the cybercrime is, you can come here and get help."#

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