Monday, February 06, 2006

Microsoft Security Chief Criticises UK on Hi Tech Crime

Microsoft's security chief, Ed Gibson, was critical of the UK government last week over "the lack of effective channels for cybercrime reporting."

Can anyone tell me if it is still the case that the government has more people working on the ID card system than there are police officers involved in combatting high tech crime? I know it was the case as recently as last year and haven't seen any evidence to suggest the situation has changed. As far as I'm aware the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit's budget has been repeatedly cut in real terms, as Gibson says. Police officers involved in this kind of work must get incredibly frustrated at such a state of affairs.

Thanks to Steve Hedley for the link.

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