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“Better co-ordination needed to tackle causes of serious and organised crime”

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament’s latest report suggests that the Government doesn’t know how successfully it’s addressing serious and organised crime at present. Serious and organised crime is increasing, with at least 4,500 organised criminal...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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Dedicated Cyber Crime Units earn multi-million pound cash injection from Government

The National Police Chief’s Council’s (NPCC) National Cyber Crime Programme has announced that every police force in England and Wales now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit in place thanks to a multi-million pound cash investment courtesy of the Conservative...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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National Crime Agency reveals detail underpinning new UK Protected Persons Service

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced the creation of the new national UK Protected Persons Service. The move will see protected persons units, which are based in a network of regional organised crime units (ROCUs), come under the leadership of the NCA for the first time....
Posted On 02 Apr 2019
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Illegal website users targeted in joint law enforcement activity focused on DDoS

The National Crime Agency (NCA), working in conjunction with law enforcement partners from 14 countries, has taken action against a number of users of illegal websites, with those involved linked to four million attacks across the globe. This latest action is part of Operation...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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NCA publishes fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm. The report highlights how violence and control used by drug dealing networks is continuing, while the exploitation of children and vulnerable adults...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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North Korean programmer linked by US authorities to WannaCry cyber attack on UK

A man has been named by US authorities as being involved in the 2017 WannaCry cyber attack, which affected the NHS and many other organisations across the UK. Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean programmer, has been charged by the US as a participant and member of the group which...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018
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Home Office awards £100 million-plus to dedicated police transformation projects

The Government is investing more than £100 million of the Police Transformation Fund (PTF) in projects designed to prepare police forces to adapt to the challenges of the future. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved up to £70 million for investment in 2018-2019 in four...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Headline sponsor and host announced for UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2018

Organisers of the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) 2018 – for which Risk UK is an Official Media Partner – have announced that Babcock Managed Security Services (MSS) will be the headline sponsor for the event. The awards ceremony, which is to be...
Posted On 09 Nov 2017
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Home Office funds new Video-Enabled Justice programme for serving police officers

A new video link scheme designed to improve the way in which police officers give evidence and free up more time for their front line duties is going to be piloted thanks to an £11 million cash injection from the Government. The Video-Enabled Justice (VEJ) initiative, which is...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
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National Crime Agency targets international cyber crime network with 14 arrests

On Thursday 3 November, 14 people were arrested in the UK on suspicion of offences including laundering stolen money for international cyber criminals. The group is suspected to have laundered more than £11 million stolen using the Dridex and Dyre streams of malicious software...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016
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