2015/01/05[Contribution] “Who’s Afraid of Cybercrime? Law Enforcement Must Combat Cybercrime by Thinking and Acting Like a Cybercriminal” [by Erik Barnett, Attaché to the European Union – U.S. ICE Homeland Security Investigations]

Law enforcement has too often reacted to cybercrime by wringing its hands and lamenting the lack of technology, resources, and training to compete with sophisticated, savvy, and well-financed cybercriminals. The qualities of cybercriminals which cause so much anxiety in law enforcement can be categorized as “globalized,” “united,” and “complex.” In moments of extreme honesty, most…

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2014/09/08Edito – Report on the “Protection of Internet Users”: towards an interdepartmental chain of fight against cybercrime [by Myriam Quéméner]

A report prepared by the interdepartmental working group on cybercrime, presided over by Mr Marc Robert, prosecutor general at the Court of Appeal of Riom, was handed over on 30 June 2014 to the Ministers of Justice, of Home Affairs, of Economy & Finance and to the Minister for the Digital Economy. The report comprises fifty-five proposals to…

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2014/01/09Back to the Future: Criminal Organizations Exploit Another New Technology, Crypto-Currencies

[box style=’note’] Summary Large-scale criminal use of crypto-currency poses significant risk because of a lack of universal regulation, a gap in critical industry-based checks against money laundering, a decentralized administration, and the anonymity of internal crypto-currency transactions. The use of crypto-currency in the sale of illegal narcotics as well as other illicit goods and to…

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