The United Kingdom’s government has published its National Security Strategy, Strategic Defense And Security Review for 2015 this month. The government mentioned points including the defense against terrorism, extremism, organized crime, protecting the UK overseas, crisis response and many other important factors for the country. However, which is more important for the dark web users, it is their policy on defending against cyber criminals. According to the security review, the United Kingdom will provide high focus on cyber criminals. The report includes this statement (at point 4.114):
“Most of the cyber criminals threatening the UK are based overseas, often exploiting the anonymity of the internet or the absence of effective cyber law enforcement in their host countries. We will disrupt the activities of cyber criminals overseas through prosecution and other means. We will create a new intelligence unit dedicated to tackling the criminal use of the ‘dark web’.”
The latter mentioned “new intelligence unit” has been created, it’s the Joint Operations Cell (JOC), which is an agency created by the collaboration of NCA and the GCHQ. We have already published an article about this, which you can check it at THIS LINK.
It looks like that the new task force