Last day for UK citizens to petition for central e-crime police unit

Graham Cluley
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It’s February 29th.  If you’re a single man that means you’re living in mortal fear that your girlfriend will realise that you have been ignoring her hints for the last 4 years, take advantage of the Leap Year, and propose marriage to you.

If, however, you’re British and work in IT security then you should know that today is also the last opportunity you have to petition Prime Minister Gordon Brown to create a central e-crime police unit.

As we blogged last month, it has been almost two years since the National High-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) was closed down and its work transferrred to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).  Many people, including the Metropolitan Police and the Association of Chief Police Officers, are concerned that not…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.