UK’s Met Police push for new e-crime unit

A number of high profile incidents have led to a growing clamour of support from security industry experts and the public alike, which today was endorsed by the head of computer crime at the Metropolitan Police. Detective Superintendent Charlie McMurdie, who heads up the Met’s computer crime team at New Scotland Yard spoke exclusively to IT PRO following news last week that IT security experts had set up an e-petition asking the government to create and fund a centralised e-crime policing unit, in the wake of the loss the records of 25 million people by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)…

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