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Cyber Security Challenge UK hosts UK’s first cyber crime intervention workshop

Cyber Security Challenge UK has worked closely with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and industry partners on delivering a new initiative designed to rehabilitate young people who’ve committed low-level cyber crimes and prevent them from re-offending or otherwise becoming...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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“Young cyber criminals motivated by peer respect and accomplishment” reports NCA

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published the results of research into how and why some young people become involved in cyber crime. The report, which is based on debriefs with offenders and those on the fringes of criminality, explores why young people assessed as being...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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New assessment warns industry that cyber criminals are “imitating nation state attacks”

The annual assessment of the biggest cyber threats posed to UK businesses has been published after being produced jointly for the first time by the National Crime Agency (NCA), the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and industry partners emanating from multiple sectors. The...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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Changing focus at National Crime Agency leads to new director-level appointments

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has appointed two deputy director generals, two new directors and a new non-executive director. The moves are part of the Agency’s programme of organisational change which is purposefully designed to increase its focus on the high end of high...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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Huge illegal firearms seizure realised by joint NCA and National Counter-Terrorism Policing operation

Over 800 potentially lethal weapons have been seized and 282 suspects arrested during a month-long operation aimed at preventing criminals and terrorists from gaining access to illegal firearms. As part of an intensive initiative led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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“End London’s ‘Welcome Mat’ for money launderers” urges Home Affairs Select Committee

The Home Affairs Select Committee has stated that the combination of “poor supervision and enforcement” in the London property investment market is creating a safe haven for laundering the proceeds of crime. As a result, the Committee is calling for much stronger...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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NCA report calls for stronger law enforcement and business partnership to fight cyber crime

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its Cyber Crime Assessment 2016, with the 16-page report outlining the immediate threat to UK businesses from cyber crime. This is the first cyber crime assessment produced jointly by the NCA and industry partners. The NCA reports...
Posted On 13 Jul 2016
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Government promises “biggest reforms to anti-money laundering regime in over a decade”

Home Secretary Theresa May has set out the most significant changes to the UK’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regime in over a decade. The Government’s Action Plan for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Finance will deliver on the aim set out in the...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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NCA publishes six-month review of warrants and orders used to seize and retain evidence

A six-month review of the warrants and orders used by the National Crime Agency (NCA) to seize and retain evidence in its investigations has now been published. The review began in August 2015 after two NCA cases failed: one due to the fact that warrants were challenged...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
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‘Silver Shadow’ international cyber crime exercise tests multi-agency response capabilities

Cyber crime specialists from across Europe have converged on the UK to take part in a groundbreaking exercise designed to test the international response to serious cyber crime. ‘Silver Shadow’ – a multinational exercise run by the National Crime Agency’s (NCA)...
Posted On 11 Dec 2015