Simon Janes, International operations director, Ibas

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Simon Janes, International operations director, Ibas

I used to be the detective in charge of operations at the Metropolitan Police computer crimes unit. I was there for six years. I spent a total of 22 years at the Metropolitan Police. I retired in 1998 and since then I’ve been in computer forensics in the private sector.

Any interesting cases? I dealt with some of the more high-profile cases. I helped with the prosecution of a virus writer called the "Black Baron". He was the first person in this country to be prosecuted for writing and distributing a computer virus (the Smeg virus). The court sentenced him ...

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