Tag Archives: Cybercrime

Schatz Legislation To Help Fight Cybercrime Set To Be Law

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Better Cybercrime Metrics Act today, March 29, legislation authored by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz that will help fight cybercrime and help keep people safe from online scams. The bipartisan bill, which will improve data collection on cybercrimes and give law enforcement and policy makers more tools to combat… Read More »

Australia launches federal cybercrime centre as part of national plan

Image: Getty Images Australian Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews has launched a centre to bolster the country’s cybercrime fighting efforts. The AU$89 million cybercrime centre forms part of Home Affairs’ national plan to combat cybercrime, which was announced alongside the centre’s launch on Monday morning. The AU$89 million was provided through the AU$1.67 billion in… Read More »

Pakistan: New cybercrime law threatens to to stifle social media dissent | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government recently passed a cybercrime ordinance that prescribes a punishment up to five years in jail for posting “fake news” about government officials, the military and judiciary on social media. Human rights groups have said the Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance 2022 is merely a tool to curb freedom… Read More »

UN Committee To Begin Negotiating New Cybercrime Treaty Amid Disagreement Among States Over Its Scope

As a UN-convened committee of government experts from around the world gets ready to begin negotiations to draft a Cybercrime Treaty,  there’s a pronounced lack of consensus among UN member states about what constitutes a “cybercrime” and how expansive the treaty will be. After years of discussion, the UN General Assembly voted to begin negotiating… Read More »

Russian Law Enforcement Take Down Several Cybercrime Forums

Russian authorities this week announced that they have seized Ferum Shop, Sky-Fraud, and Trump’s Dumps, three well-known online shops for stolen payment card data. On February 7, the domains were seized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation’s Department “K” division, which left a message on the sites’ homepages to warn of… Read More »

Russia Is Cracking Down on Cybercrime. Here Are the Law Enforcement Bodies Leading the Way

Recent takedowns lead to arrests On February 7 and 8, the domains of several well-known Russian-language illicit communities—Ferum Shop, Sky-Fraud, Trump Dumps, and UAS—were seized by Department K, a division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation that focuses primarily on information technology-related crimes.  In addition to seizing the domains, Russian authorities… Read More »