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Tag: cybercrime

  • Monday, December 30th 2019 - 09:04 UTC

    Russia and China collude at UN to create convention on cybercrime, alarming the West

    The panel will work for “a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes”

    The United Nations on Friday approved a Russian-led bid that aims to create a new convention on cybercrime, alarming rights groups and Western powers that fear a bid to restrict online freedom. The General Assembly approved the resolution sponsored by Russia and backed by China, which would set up a committee of international experts in 2020.

  • Thursday, October 17th 2019 - 15:25 UTC

    UK and US raid “dark web” of child pornography: 337 arrests in 38 countries

    “Welcome to Video” operated on the so-called “dark web”, which can only be accessed by special software and is widely used to traffic various illegal content

    UK and US authorities investigating a “dark web” child pornography site run from South Korea on Wednesday announced the arrest of 337 suspects in 38 countries. Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said the “Welcome to Video” site contained 250,000 videos that were downloaded a million times by users across the world.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 13:09 UTC

    Taking action where we can to stop cybercrime

    A recent estimate put the global cost of cybercrime at 600 billion US dollars.said Yury Fedotov

    By Yury Fedotov is Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (*) - Cyber. It is the inescapable prefix defining our world today. From the privacy of individuals to relations between states, cyber dominates discussions and headlines – so much so that we risk being paralyzed by the magnitude of the problems we face.

  • Friday, January 28th 2011 - 19:46 UTC

    Organised Crime on Agenda at Davos

    European Police Office (Europol), Director Rob Wainwright

    The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Organised Crime, meeting in Davos, has issued a three page report on the international organised crime situation.

  • Wednesday, January 5th 2011 - 09:17 UTC

    The hidden risks of social media

    Europol’s new iOCTA* report examines how EU citizens are risking their personal identities, privacy and computer data through the use of social media tools which are increasingly a target for cybercriminal activity.