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Friday, December 11, 2009

The Internet Detective - Switzerland

There is a new breed of super-sleuth emerging in the virtual world of the web. For both petty criminals and major terrorist groups, internet detectives are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with.

Making it his business to track down criminal activity through the web, Guido Rudolphi, the Sherlock Holmes of the cyber world, considers himself a legal hacker. "So much more information can be accessed, quite legally, than the individual user would ever imagine."


Rudolphi has taken advantage of this new free-flow of online information to catch paedophiles, fraudsters, and even unearth international cells of Al-Quaeda.

He demonstrates how it takes less than twenty minutes to establish a persons credentials, locate them and hand them over to the police. "People seem to think theyre anonymous online, that nothing can happen to them there thats very naive."