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MPs to Bear Greater Responsibility for Online Protection

According to the Common Science and Technology Committee, malevolent software or "malware" is increasingly presenting a threat to businesses in the UK as most these businesses integrates online application, according to the news of BBC on February 2, 2012.

A cross-party Group of MP's today (February 2, 2012) demanded increased online protection for common man by the UK Government. The government has a major responsibility towards providing security to its countrymen from the criminal activities irrelevant of the venues of the event, be it on streets or in internet, argued the Committee.

It has been revealed that 80% of the procedure required for opposing the risky software including malware is applied for accessing and stealing personal details, e.g. bank related information could be referred as "routine IT hygiene", reported BBC on February 2, 2012

According to the report, the malware used to take out useful information might be stored on one's PC which includes bank and personal details. The British Computer Society indicated that there were no reliable statistics on how many PCs are infected in the UK. Statistics reveal the range to vary from 1% to 1.5%. As such the Society holds the view that 5% would be on the base of conservative estimate. Symantec further reported that 38% of respondents to the latest Norton cyber crime Report had suffered a malware-related incident, out of which half of them were being affected within 12-month of proceeding the survey.

The Committee comprising of Brecon and Radnor shine Liberal Democrat Roger Williams discerned into awaking people of the rising threat from malicious software towards infecting computer details and stealing all confidential bank details along with personal identification." According to the revelation of the report, victims should be undauntedly forwarding the cases of criminal activities to the local police and should be also be aware of the proper steps towards recovering from the dire consequences of the crime, reported Wales online on February 2, 2012.

According to Andrew Miller, Labor Committee Chairman, despite the growing intensity of malware, the internet could be still considered to be a reasonably secured place to carry out businesses, taking into account that users do maintain few precautions. Acquaintance is the best defense against attack, so the government should concentrate more on the growing awareness of to the ways by which they can remain safe online -relatively rather than scaring people on the vulnerabilities of cybercrime, reported Wales online on February 2, 2012.

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