Tag Archives: law enforcement

As Cybercrime Prosecutions Fall Again, CLOUDSEC Offers Food for Thought

by Bharat Mistry

Policing the Wild West of the internet has never been an easy job, but as cyber-criminals get more organised and better equipped thanks to the dark web economy, it has become even harder. That’s especially true in the UK where austerity measures have had a major impact on police budgets. So it might not come as a surprise that new figures show a decline in the number of cybercrime prosecutions in the country, the second year in a row.

At Trend Micro’s CLOUDSEC conference next month, experts from law enforcement and industry will come together to discuss what can be done. As we’ve shown in the past, public-private partnerships can produce some impressive results. Continue reading

As UK Police Cyber Spending Soars, Let’s Not Forget the Value of Public-Private Partnerships

by Bharat Mistry

UK police forces have spent more than £1.3m on cybercrime training over the past three years, according to a new thinktank report. This is great to see, especially considering the escalating threat to consumers and businesses as the nation and its economy become increasingly dependent on digital systems.

But as cybercrime soars while public funding shrinks, law enforcers also need to make the most of private sector partnerships, like the ground-breaking alliance Trend Micro has forged over recent years with the country’s pre-eminent crime agency. Continue reading

UK Conviction Arises out of Trend Micro and NCA Partnership

by Trend Micro’s Forward-Looking Threat Research Team

On January 15, Goncalo Esteves from Essex, UK plead guilty on 3 charges of computer offenses under UK law:

  • 2 charges against Section 3A of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (Making/adapting/supplying an article intended for use/to assist in the commission of a section 1 or 3 Computer Misuse offense)
  • 1 charge against Section 327(1) and Section 334 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Concealing/disguising/converting/transferring/removing criminal property)

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Teaming Up to Fight Global Cybercrime with Interpol

by Raimund Genes

In the fight against global cybercrime it can be pretty depressing sometimes reading the daily headlines. Whether it’s the discovery of yet another major targeted attack campaign, banking trojan, ransomware family or data breach, most news is bad news. So we’re delighted to be able to strike a blow for the white hats with news that Trend Micro’s collaborative efforts with Interpol and Nigerian officers have reaped a significant reward.

Our work has led to the arrest of a suspected online fraud mastermind behind countless whaling, 419 and romance scams. Continue reading