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Shadow Home Secretary: online crime is growing fast

Date: August 17, 2007
Source: PC Pro

In an exclusive PC Pro column, the Shadow Home Secretary, David Davis, accuses the government of taking a "lacklustre approach" to e-crime and putting us all at risk in the process.

The article, which appears in the latest issue of PC Pro (on sale today), points out that "online crime is growing fast", citing a recent report that online banking fraud has risen by 174% in the past two years.

"The thieves and fraudsters are organised and sophisticated," writes Davis. "The frequency with which phishing emails purporting to be from your bank pop into your inbox highlights the scale of the problem. Thousands of people are becoming victims each year."
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