[AfrICANN-discuss] Interpol proposes regional response centers to fight growing cybercrime

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 10:19:13 SAST 2007

Interpol proposes regional response centers to fight growing cybercrime
September 12, 2007 - 7:35PM


Interpol proposed on Wednesday the creation of global and regional
anti-crime centers to fight criminal activity online and respond
quickly to emergency cybercrime alerts.

The Internet should not be allowed to become a no man's land where
criminals have the upper hand and can escape punishment, Interpol
Secretary-General Ronald K. Noble told an international cybercrimes
conference in New Delhi.

Officials from 37 countries discussed identity theft, online bank
fraud, Internet gaming and the risks of online terrorist activity
during a two-day conference in the Indian capital. It was organized by
France-based Interpol, the world's largest international police
organisation, with 186 member countries.

Creating global and regional anti-crime centers "is an ambitious idea,
but we are determined to turn (it) into a reality because this problem
is too big for even the G-8 and Council of Europe," Noble said. "It
requires a truly global response."

The centers would help police around the world in investigations,
training and accessing resources from a combined team of police
officers and computer experts, he said.

Inaugurating the conference, Indian Home Minister Shivraj Patil also
called for international cooperation in combating Internet crimes.

Hacking, spoofing and botnet attacks _ networks of PCs that are taken
over remotely to spread spam over the Internet _ are capable of
causing serious security breaches in vital installations, Patil said.

"Globally, instances of money laundering through e-channels for
terrorist funding have assumed menacing proportions," Patil said.

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