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NHTCU issues stark cyber-crime warning

The head of the National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) has called on businesses to take cyber-crime more seriously. Detective superintendent Len Hynds told delegates attending the Infosecurity Europe 2003 show that cyber-crime is no different from any other criminal activity and needs to be treated as such. Hynds warned that the NHTCU has incontrovertible evidence that organised crime is moving in on e-commerce and that business would be increasingly hit. Hynds’s remarks came as the NHTCU released the results of a NOP survey on UK cyber-crime. Excluding the two most common crimes – virus attacks and laptop theft – three quarters of the 150 businesses surveyed had suffered some form of high-tech crime. Internal sabotage or financial fraud is still most likely to come from existing employees, but theft of sensitive information is almost equally likely to come from outside and inside. Full Story

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