Two of the UK’s top cyber crime-fighters have accused financial institutions and other companies of failing to share information about cyber-attacks because of ‘mutual suspicion’ between police and the private sector.
Met Police and NCA: UK businesses are not helping fight cyber-crime
Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and Donald Toon, director of the economic crime command at the National Crime Agency (NCA), both told the World Cities Conference in London on Thursday that getting businesses to share evidence of attacks is a vital issue for law enforcement, as it emerged that cyber-crime reports rose 54 percent in the last year.
Industry representatives have backed their view but also suggest the police could do more in return for greater co-operation.
Hogan-Howe told the conference that cyber crime poses significant challenges for the police – including an