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.
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.
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.
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.
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.