Microsoft Blasts UK eCrime Policy

Microsoft blasts UK policing of ecrime in The Register today. This follows submission to a House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into internet security.

In a written submission to the committee ahead of its oral testimony last week, Microsoft described the scope of the cybercrime problem as "wide and growing". and added "In the UK, one issue that needs addressing is the problem that cybercrime and related fraud are not presently priority indicators for the police as set by the Home Office. With the changes around SOCA, the proposed re-structuring of police forces, and the disappearance of the NHTCU it is unclear how cybercrime and reporting mechanisms are being systematically addressed. There is no single reporting mechanism in the UK (as there is in the US), thus, no reasonably supported statistics aside from anecdotal information and surveys," it states."