Polish government sets up fund to fight cybercrime

“Cybercrime is a plague of the 21st century, which threatens state institutions as well as citizens, companies and entrepreneurs in everyday life,” stressed the head of the government. [Shutterstock/Artem Oleshko]

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced a new service will be created to deal exclusively with countering cyberthreats, in order to give the police instruments and access to the latest solutions in the fight against cybercrime.

“Cybercrime is a plague of the 21st century, which threatens state institutions as well as citizens, companies and entrepreneurs in everyday life,” stressed the head of the government.

“We are creating a service that will specifically deal with these problems in addition to the existing departments in the civil and special services that have had this in mind,” he added.

“There is an arms race between the police and cybercriminals. Whoever will come to new methods faster, whoever masters them will gain an advantage,” Morawiecki said.

(Monika Mojak | EURACTIV.pl)

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