UK becoming ‘a haven for e-criminals’

Thursday, 23 June 2005, 8:52 AM EST

Leading IT and security professionals have called on the Government to take a stronger role in combating computer crime by appointing an e-crime minister and stiffening the sentences for hacking and other computer offences.

The appeal comes just days after Britain’s businesses faced what is thought have been the largest ever co-ordinated attack on their computer systems. Hackers based in Asia used an apparently innocent e-mail to target more than 300 government departments and businesses.

By Andrew Ellson at The Time.

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