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Police urge firms to share e-crime details

Shared intelligence on attacks will help fight cyber-crime, says Met. The Metropolitan Police is urging companies to come forward and share intelligence to help fight cyber-crime. Speaking at the Computer and Internet Crime conference in London, Tarique Ghaffur, assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, stressed the need for police and industry to share intelligence if they were to identify current and future criminal trends. Describing cyber-criminals as “nimble”, Ghaffur said: “Cyber-crime is a global issue but London is a significant nexus point. “The police have huge intelligence gaps. Industry must share intelligence and information about attacks and their losses. The latest scams need to be communicated.” The Met Police says it will ensure that details of companies who come forward will be kept confidential. Full Story

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