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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UK being 'too complacent' over internet crimes

The UK is being "too complacent" about online criminal activity because the victims are hidden in cyberspace, the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee said today, after it issued a warning that the country was "losing the war on internet crime".

Labour MP Keith Vaz said:

The threat of a cyber attack to the UK is so serious it is marked as a higher threat than a nuclear attack.

You can steal more on the internet than you can by robbing a bank and online criminals in 25 countries have chosen the UK as their number one target. Astonishingly, some are operating from EU countries.

If we don't have a 21st century response to this 21st century crime, we will be letting those involved in these gangs off the hook.

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