INTERPOL – Immediate action required to avoid Ransomware pandemic

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock has called for police agencies worldwide to form a global coalition with industry partners to prevent a potential ransomware pandemic. Speaking at the INTERPOL High-Level Forum on Ransomware (12 July), Secretary General Read More …

Asia: USD 83 million intercepted in INTERPOL operation against online financial crime

LYON, FRANCE: Amid an exponential increase in online fraud, an INTERPOL-coordinated operation codenamed HAECHI-I mobilized more than 40 specialized law enforcement officers across the Asia Pacific region. Over six months of coordinated intelligence collection and joint operations, police were able Read More …

INTERPOL launches initiative to fight cybercrime in Africa

SINGAPORE – INTERPOL is creating a new cybercrime operations desk with UK funding to boost the capacity of 49 African countries to fight cybercrime. The Africa desk will help shape a regional strategy to drive intelligence-led coordinated actions against cybercriminals Read More …

Three arrested as INTERPOL, Group-IB and the Nigeria Police Force disrupt prolific cybercrime group

Three suspects have been arrested in Lagos following a joint INTERPOL, Group-IB and Nigeria Police Force cybercrime investigation. The Nigerian nationals are believed to be members of a wider organized crime group responsible for distributing malware, carrying out phishing campaigns Read More …

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. Read More …

INTERPOL report shows alarming rate of cyberattacks during COVID-19

An INTERPOL assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on cybercrime has shown a significant target shift from individuals and small businesses to major corporations, governments and critical infrastructure. With organizations and businesses rapidly deploying remote systems and networks to support Read More …

Interpol to support the breaking of end-to-end encryption

International police body Interpol has joined the growing list of law enforcement agencies that back the idea of breaking encrypted communications, echoing concerns that the technology protects criminals. Interpol is expected to argue later today that encryption frustrates criminal investigations Read More …