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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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NSPCC: Vital abusers 'do not act with impunity online'

The NSPCC has welcomed a government drive to tackle cyber crime, after MPs warned today that the UK was "losing the war against online criminal activity".

NSPCC says 'internet must not be viewed as a wild west frontier by child abusers'. Credit: Press Association

Claire Lilley, safer technology lead at children's charity NSPCC, said: "It's vital that child abusers and other criminals do not view the internet as a wild west frontier where they can act with impunity.

"So it's good to see that the Government is taking cyber-crime seriously - in particular the issue of child abuse images being shared online."

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