Cyber attacks growing threat, report warns

24th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

The number of cyber attacks against government departments and private companies has increased over the past year, the National Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism warns.

Companies and ordinary citizens are more at risk than government departments, the service warns in its first Cyber-Security report. Cyber attacks are becoming more frequent and are expensive to combat, the report notes. Cyber crime, the report says, is attracts more and more criminals because it requires little money, the profits are big and the likelihood of getting caught is minimal.

Both national police and the armed forces are setting up special teams to deal with the growing threat from cyber crime, the government announced in response to the report. The cyber teams will closely cooperate with the military and general intelligence services.

As of January, the new Nationaal Cyber Security Centrum NCSC will provide advice to companies and ordinary citizens on how to prevent and respond cyber attacks.

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