Privacy International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Human Rights Watch’s Statement to Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime

Emily Parkin

Privacy International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Human Rights Watch welcome the opportunity to participate in the second session of the Ad Hoc Committee. Preliminary remarks on criminalization We have observed that, even as cybercrimes often threaten peoples’ rights, efforts to address and combat cybercrime have also given rise to risks […]

Syria’s cyber-crime law aims to breed fear | Haid Haid

Emily Parkin

After months of rumours, the Syrian regime recently passed far-reaching cyber-crime legislation that goes beyond what is necessary to keep the internet safe. Despite tackling issues like cyber-bullying and fraud, the most serious legal and financial penalties introduced by the new legislation are reserved for those who criticise the president, […]

The Godfathers of Cybercrime: The 2022 Verizon Report

Emily Parkin

Ed. note: This is the latest in a new article series, Cybersecurity: Tips From the Trenches, by our friends at Sensei Enterprises, a boutique provider of IT, cybersecurity, and digital forensics services.Roughly Four in Five Breaches Emanate from Organized Crime Granted, the three authors of this article are geeks. And […]

How cybercrime laws are used to silence dissent in Middle East | Middle East | News and analysis of events in the Arab world | DW

Emily Parkin

The battlefield is gruesome, global and growing — cyberattacks have become a dangerous threat to governments, people and institutions all over the world. In response, around 80% of the world’s countries have implemented cybercrime legislation, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. But in some Arab countries, these […]

Biden Signs Bill To Create Cybercrime Reporting System

Emily Parkin

Image showing the Colonial Pipeline Houston Station facility in Pasadena, Texas (East of Houston) … [+] taken on May 10, 2021. – US President Joe Biden said that a Russia-based group was behind the ransomware attack that forced the shutdown of the largest oil pipeline in the eastern United States. […]

US Passes Law Requiring Better Cybercrime Data Collection

Emily Parkin

Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Incident & Breach Response DOJ, FBI Tasked With Compiling Detailed Stats, Developing Taxonomy to Sort Data Prajeet Nair (@prajeetspeaks) • May 6, 2022     President Biden signed a bipartisan bill to strengthen law enforcement cybercrime statistics. (Source: Wikipedia) U.S. President Joe Biden […]

Schatz Legislation To Help Fight Cybercrime Set To Be Law

Emily Parkin

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 […]