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Cybercrime as stealthy as a cat burglar

According to a recent survey, half of all Dutch companies – that’s some 345,000 businesses at the last official count – could be victims of some form of computer-related crime annually, costing the business community around E185m. But who really knows for sure? Neither the Dutch police nor the CBS (Netherlands Bureau of Statistics) apparently recognise cybercrime -such as spreading viruses, breaking into computers, or disabling or disrupting their operation for financial gain, fun or malice -as a distinct form of criminal activity, making it difficult to compile accurate statistics on this modern-day scourge, or track its progress. Moreover, only 19 per cent of victims report the crime to the police. Full Story

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