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Government urged to step up fight against cybercrime

The government has been urged to create one-stop shops to allow businesses to report computer crimes and share confidential intelligence about cyberattacks with other organisations. The lack of reliable intelligence on computer criminals and a shortage of hard statistics on the impact of computer crime, is placing businesses at risk, industry/government lobby group Eurim claimed in a wide-ranging discussion paper published this week. The group’s warning comes as the Home Office is preparing a national e-crime strategy that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the police, government and computer users. “There is a real lack of information on the extent to which e-crime is undermining trust in the information society,” Eurim warned. “We need to make sure that we have adequate skilled resources and processes in place to report, investigate and prosecute e-crime when it occurs.” Full Story

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