Monday, September 15, 2008

'Broken: e-Crime Policing in The UK'

Nick Heath writes on

E-crime policing in the UK is broken, according to one MP spearheading a new cyber crime fighting taskforce.

Former deputy home secretary, MP Alun Michael, told that insights from industry as well as his own experience of reporting cyber crime, has left him convinced the system is fatally flawed.

Currently, low-level internet fraud, hacking and spamming attacks must be reported to local police forces. These forces often lack the expertise or resources to deal with the reports or to piece together information on larger attacks happening nationwide.

When Michael reported a number of such low-level cyber crimes, he found no evidence his complaint had been dealt with - a failing repeatedly highlighted by business.

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