There are no borders in cyberspace, which poses challenges for police in investigating cybercrime incidents which may involve suspects, victims and crimes spanning multiple countries.
We help member countries to conduct investigations into cybercrimes, ensuring police have the most relevant up-to-date threat information to guide their actions.
Cyber Fusion Centre – actionable intelligence
Our Cyber Fusion Centre brings together cyber experts from law enforcement and industry to gather and analyze all available information on criminal activities in cyberspace and provide countries with coherent, actionable intelligence.
The Centre publishes reports to alert countries to new, imminent or evolving cyber threats; these include malware, phishing, compromised government websites, social engineering fraud and more. In 2017, we provided 183 reports to police in nearly 70 member countries worldwide, while in the first half of 2018 alone, we disseminated 187 reports to 138 countries.
The exploitation of digital forensics is becoming essential to police investigations, even those involving crimes where the role of technology may not be immediately evident, like robberies, drug trafficking, maritime piracy or terrorism.
The ability to extract evidence from computers, mobile phones and other devices is critical to building strong cases against suspects. INTERPOL helps countries understand how to detect and use digital evidence as part of their everyday police work.
Read more about digital forensics in our Innovation Centre.