Online crime in Africa a bigger threat than ever before, INTERPOL report warns

Despite lower online connectivity, organized crime groups are using online tools for a range of illicit activities

A new INTERPOL report on online organized crime in Africa shows how digitalization is transforming almost every major crime area across the continent.

“Online crime now represents a bigger security issue for law enforcement in Africa than ever before,” reads the report, which goes on to detail how the different layers of the Internet (surface web, deep web and dark web) are being used by organized crime groups in Africa to perpetuate crimes.

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