- by theguardian
- 21 Sep 2023
Police are investigating a cyber-attack involving potentially thousands of British gun owners, raising concerns that organised criminals may target them for firearms.
It added that the NCA, along with the South East Regional Organised Cybercrime Unit (SEROCU), was investigating the incident and attempting to evaluate the threat posed to gun owners by the attack.
However, news that details of gun owners have been hacked will prompt fears that it could lead to their homes and family being targeted by criminals seeking weaponry.
Firearms are difficult to acquire, and potentially valuable on the black market, because of the tight gun controls in the UK.
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