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UK 'losing war against e-crime'

The UK is still "complacent" towards e-crime as victims are "hidden in cyberspace", according to MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee, despite being the preferred target of online criminals in 25 countries.

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MPs outline recommendations over tackling e-crimes

The Government has set out recommendations in tackling the rise of internet crime, after a Home Affairs Select Committee found that the UK was being "too complacent" over online criminal activity.

According to the recommendations:

  • More police officers to be trained in digital crime detection.
  • Officers to be equipped with digital forensic skills.
  • Government and the private sector to educate users and maintain awareness of the threat.
  • Improved awareness among internet users could help tackle e-crime.

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