Commission warns of increasing cyberattacks

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The European Commission warned on Monday of the rise of cybercrime, as cybercriminals are finding new ways to launch their attacks with the use of new technologies.

“Ee would be naïve if we believed that what we are doing will suffice. We are witnessing a fast evolution of criminal behaviours and patterns, exploiting technology developments and existing legal loopholes. Our experts are constantly spotting new, evolved threats on the horizon. We hear of companies who are blackmailed by hackers, threatening to run attacks against their information systems.” said EU Home Affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

The comments came as the EU executive presented on Monday the first report on the performance of the  European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), an EU body launched a year ago aimed at protecting European citizens and businesses from online threats.

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