News 21 april — 16:10

Free hacking tools 'help young into cyber-crime'

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Free, easy-to-use hacking tools help many young people slip into a life of cyber-crime, according to a report, BBC reports.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has detailed the "pathways" taken by people who become criminals.

Many started by getting involved with game-cheat websites or forums that talked about ways to change or "mod" games, its report said.

Mentors, role models and positive opportunities could deter people from committing cyber-crime, the NCA added.

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