UK government’s plans for cyber-crime ‘half-baked’

Gordon Brown’s plans for tackling online crime underestimate the threat posed by foreign governments, experts sayThe Government has severely underestimated the threat the country faces from cyber-crime and risks having its own networks breached by foreign spies if it doesn’t devote more resources to the problem, the security industry has said.The Prime Minister’s new security strategy, outlined yesterday. didn’t do nearly enough to address what security companies called the “shockingly low” awareness of cyber-crime among both businesses and individuals, according to security experts. They said the strategy also underplayed the threat posed by foreign governments intent on bringing down UK networks.

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