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Joint war on computer crime

Date: February 19, 2013

BRITAIN and India are to wage a joint war on hackers to defend cyber systems against terrorists, criminals and hostile states.

Information about millions of Britons’ banks accounts and health records is stored on databases in India.

David Cameron is expected today to agree a deal with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to set up a joint task force to exchange and share information.

Police officers will visit their counterparts in the other country to swap knowledge. Greater links are also to be forged between researchers and security experts.

And a new “cyber scholarship” programme is to be launched to train Indian experts in cyber security technology, law and policy at a UK college.

Officials estimate that cyber crime could be costing the British economy up to £27billion a year.

Mr Cameron yesterday said: “Hacking bothers me wherever it comes from.”

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