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NCA Leads Partnership to Protect UK from Cybercrime

Northyorkshire.police.uk reported on 3rd March, 2015 stating that NCA (National Crime Agency) has developed customized intelligence for companies hosting Internet service providers acting on data which was provided by CERT-UK (Computer Emergency Response Team of UK) and the voluntary Shadowserver Foundation in trying to fight cybercrime.

The analysis revealed that there are more than 5,500 compromises on servers within UK and each of these can be employed for distributing spam email, for launching web attacks against servers or websites or for installing phishing sites to gain entry for classified information. With phishing representing one of the commonest threats to the businesses and public, NCA assesses that organisations following this advice, remove half of phishing attacks which normally originate from the UK every month.

As more number of sophisticated malware threats is happening in UK, the NCA is conducting this activity to proactively help network administrators who manage main components of the UK Internet infrastructure.

The NCA will release intelligence reports through ten police Regional Organized Crime Units (ROCUs) consisting of over 40 individual police forces along with Police Scotland and Police Service of Northern Ireland.

The ROCUs will inform businesses on their systems about the cybercrime threats and will include details on how they can subscribe to customized live threat data feeds.

Scmagazineuk.com published news on 4th March, 2015 quoting Andy Archibald, Deputy Director of National Cyber Crime Unit of NCA as saying: "It is vital to be aware of such type of cybercrimes which are existing because whoever you be, it is the teamwork between organisations of different sectors, countries and regions which is the most effective way of fighting those threats."

Computerweekly.com published news on 2nd March, 2015 quoting Peter Goodman, Deputy Chief Constable of National Policing Lead for Cybercrime, as saying "The Internet is a great source for everyone and we want the community to have faith in the digital space. We can inspire that confidence in public by ruthlessly targeting those who exploit the Internet for crime."

However, Goodman said that only officers of law enforcement cannot prevent people from being victimized by cybercriminals and therefore it is a must that they all do what they can to avoid being victimized by cybercriminals.

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