Tag Archives: NCA

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

Trend Micro and the NCA: Sending a Clear Message to Cybercriminals

by Raimund Genes

If you’re a keen follower of all things cyber security then you could be forgiven for thinking we should all probably just pack up and go home because cybercriminals seem to be winning. Thankfully things aren’t as bad as some of the more sensationalist headlines make out. In fact, some initiatives – like our partnership with the National Crime Agency – are starting to see real results.

As a direct result of our joint work with the agency following the Memorandum of Understanding we signed in July, two people have been arrested on suspicion of cybercrime activities. We hope this is just the start and encourage other industry stakeholders to reach out to law enforcement so we can begin to turn the tide. Continue reading