London police software quarantines thousands of cybercrime reports

Over 9,000 cybercrime reports filed by UK citizens have sat inside a police database without being investigated after security software mistakenly identified them as containing malicious code and placed them in quarantine.

All the quarantined reports came from Action Fraud, an official UK police website where victims can report fraud and cybercrime.

According to an audit published this week by the HMICFRS (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services), thousands of these reports never reached police officers.

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Source: ZDNet