UK businesses lack confidence in police e-crime handling

Businesses are not confident that the police have the necessary resources or technical knowledge to deal with e-crime effectively, a survey has found…”In our experience, few electronic crimes are taken seriously by the police,” said one respondent to the survey. “The volume of phishing attacks and lack of law-enforcement capability makes reporting all attacks unrealistic,” said another. Over half of companies (56.7 percent) felt e-crimes would not be investigated properly if reported to police; while 30 percent believed there was no-one they could report cybercrime to, despite the announcement in October of the formation of the Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) in 2009…

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