UN Should Fight Cybercrime Says MP

The gaps between the jurisdictions of individual countries are being exploited by international cyber criminals, according to internet experts.

The answer to the problem is a UN agency, according to Dr Nick Palmer, Labour MP and secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Internet Group (APIG).

Speaking at the Webroot Spyware Summit in London on Thursday, Palmer said a UN body could, for example, put pressure on ISPs to exclude servers that host criminal websites.

Palmer claimed that pressure needs to be put on countries allowing cyber crime to be perpetrated within their borders. "You need to make it in the country's interest not to allow cyber crime - tell them we'll cut off their internet access if they do." Silicon.Com