New UK cyber security strategy unveiled

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A new police Cyber Crime Unit is to be set up to protect Britain against the growing threat of attacks on the internet and in electronic communications.

Alongside the law enforcement unit, a new Joint Cyber Unit at the Government's GCHQ eavesdropping centre will develop the UK's military capabilities in cyberspace, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude announced.

The teams form part of a £650m Government drive to tackle what Mr Maude said was a "real and growing" threat to the UK's national interests from cyber attacks by organised criminals, terrorists, hostile states and "hacktivists".

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