In the cat and mouse world of the Internet, bureaus that have been given the task to capture and prosecute need funding. Parallel to the rise in internet crime in the past few years, lawmakers in Mississippi are thinking of directly increasing fines in many minor violations to generate the necessary funds for its own cyber crime unit.
If the legislation passes, the small cyber crime unit could receive half a million dollars a year. That’s a lot of money, and if it’s used wisely, could halt the most dangerous illegal Internet operations. These Internet operations include pedophilia and illegal drug sales from unscrupulous traders who sell dangerous substances without prescription.