Today, the world is more digitally connected than ever before. Criminals take advantage of this online transformation to target weaknesses in online systems, networks and infrastructure. There is a massive economic and social impact on governments, businesses and individuals worldwide.
Phishing, ransomware and data breaches are just a few examples of current cyberthreats, while new types of cybercrime are emerging all the time. Cybercriminals are increasingly agile and organized – exploiting new technologies, tailoring their attacks and cooperating in new ways.
Cybercrimes know no national borders. Criminals, victims and technical infrastructure span multiple jurisdictions, bringing many challenges to investigations and prosecutions.
Close collaboration between public and private partners is therefore essential. INTERPOL, with its global reach, plays a vital role in building cross-sector partnerships and enabling international law enforcement cooperation.
At INTERPOL, we coordinate law enforcement operations, and deliver secure data sharing platforms, analysis and training in order to reduce cyber threats. By increasing the capacity of our member countries to prevent, detect, investigate and disrupt cybercrimes, we can help protect communities for a safer world.
INTERPOL’s campaigns draw attention to online risks and give advice on how to stay safe.
What can you do to protect yourself from digital extortion?
Cyberthreats are constantly evolving in order to take advantage of online behaviour and trends. The COVID-19 outbreak is no exception.
Secure information-sharing platforms for law enforcement and partners
Partnerships are essential in fighting cybercrime since the expertise often lies in other sectors
Follow some common sense rules to reduce your chance of being a victim of financial crime.