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Exclusive: NCA losing cyber-crime officers to Met's Falcon

The much-vaunted National Crime Agency, often described as 'Britain's FBI', has lost several officers to the Met Police's Falcon Squad, as 'bored' investigators look to go more hands-on with cyber-crime cases.

NCCU head: Up-skilling officers on cyber-crime our biggest challenge

Dr Jamie Saunders, director of the National Crime Agency's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), says that UK police is making strides in bringing cyber-criminals to justice, but admits more can be done to up-skill officers, improve reporting mechanisms and to help local forces.

UK minister: Cyber-security a 'priority' for government, but no ban on encryption

UK minister Ed Vaizey has dismissed media reports that the Conservative government plans to ban encryption, whilst also promising that cyber-security remains a 'priority' in Whitehall.

Law enforcement agencies: We need to talk about encryption

Law enforcement agencies continue their fight against encryption, and are seeking new ways to work with private companies in order to catch criminals and terrorists.

FBI, Europol and NCA want global approach to fight cyber-crime

Law enforcement giants FBI, Europol and the National Crime Agency called for an international approach to fighting cyber-crime at a conference in London today, whilst also admitting the difficulties around encryption and attribution.

UK NCA praised after arresting 57 suspected hackers

The National Crime Agency (NCA) this week arrested 57 suspected hackers in a widespread UK operation involving the Met Police and regional crime squads.

NCA wants security pros to become cybercrime fighters

The UK's National Crime Agency is on the hunt for cyber security professionals to "join the fight against some of the world's most significant cyber criminals" on salaries ranging from £24,000 to £52,000.

Security naivety forces NCA to debut online awareness campaign

The UK's National Crime Agency has formed a new partnership with the government's Cyber Streetwise campaign after new figures from the Office of National Statistics revealed that there were 10,731 adult victims of cyber-crime last year.

EU's new cybercrime taskforce set to launch

Andy Archibald, deputy head of the UK's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), is to chair a new cyber-crime taskforce based out of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in The Hague in Netherlands.

NCA partners with FBI, Europol to disrupt Shylock Trojan

The UK's National Crime Agency has been working with the FBI and Europol to disrupt the infrastructure behind Shylock Trojan, malware which siphons money from European bank accounts.

Spamhaus seeks arrests of non-EU DDoS attackers

Anti-spam organisation Spamhaus welcomes two arrests in the UK and Spain, and now seeks others outside the EU, which commentators believe is unlikely to happen.

NCCU wants private sector support to beat cybercrime

National Cyber Crime Unit deputy director Andy Archibald says that law enforcement must regain the trust of industry partners to beat cyber-criminals.