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Antivirus hid more than 9,000 'cybercrime' reports from UK cops, says watchdog

By Gareth Corfield 25 Oct 2019 at 17:10

Just one of Britain's 43 police forces treats online crime as a priority – while the Action Fraud organisation managed to withhold 9,000 so-called cyber-crime reports from cops thanks to badly configured antivirus on its reporting portal, according to a government watchdog. Software intended to screen reports about online threats sent to Action Fraud by members of the public was incorrectly triggered when members of the public, er, tried to report cyber threats against them...

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