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RCMP inundated by cybercrime reports, with little success in prosecution, committee hears

By Laura Ryckewaert      

‘Unfortunately, there’s a lot of cybercriminals getting away with what they’re doing,’ says Chris Lynam, acting director general of the RCMP’s new national cybercrime coordination unit.

Communications Security Establishment head Scott Jones appeared before the House Public Safety and National Security Committee on Jan. 30 to discuss cybercrime threats to Canada's financial sector. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The House Public Safety Committee recently launched a study into cybercrime in the Canadian financial sector, and chair John McKay says he expects it will do “useful work” in exposing the depth of the problem in Canada, with the Canadian security establishment itself still coming “to grips with the all-pervasive nature of the threat.”

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert moved to Ottawa from Toronto roughly eight years ago to study a bachelor of journalism at Carleton University. She's been a reporter at The Hill Times since the end of June 2011.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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