Foreign law enforcement agencies made a record number of requests to the UK government for information relating to cybercrime investigations in 2015, new intelligence has releaved.

There were 1,652 requests in 2015, up 44% on 2014 and three times as many as 2013, according to data gathered by Thomson Reuters from a freedom of information request.

The increase in the scale, sophistication and frequency of cyber attacks in the last few years has required greater collaboration between global law enforcement agencies, Thomson Reuters said.

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