Cyber crime unit saves UK economy £140m in six months

A Metropolitan police unit claims to have saved the economy more than £140m in the past six months and is on course to exceed its four-year “harm reduction” target, the force said on Sunday. The Met said the central e-crime unit had delivered nearly 30% of its £504m target during this period. The figure relates to the amount of money the UK has been prevented from losing through cyber crime and follows a number of successful prosecutions and operations…

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