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 financial centre 'a target' for cyber criminals

Security expert Dr Sally Leivesley has told Daybreak that the UK has become an "open business sign for criminals", after MPs warned today that it was "losing the war to cyber crime".

Dr Sally Leivesley. Credit: ITV Daybreak

Dr Leivesley said: "Crimes have lifted up off the ground, they have now gone into the cyber highway and that's ungoverned space.

"What it means the economy is going to slow because it is an open business sign for criminals. It's the same as taking money out of our pockets.

"It's not that we are weak, it's because we are the leading financial centre of the world".

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