The FBI, INTERPOL and the Secret Service help the Polish police in their fight against cybercrime
Craig Jones from INTERPOL, Edvardas Sileris from EUROPOL, Craig Wolf from the US Secret Service, Carsten Meywirth from the German BKA and Elvis Chan from the FBI participated in the discussion panel held under the banner of "Current threats and trends in cybercrime".
According to data collected by US public safety organizations, people who use dating websites and cryptocurrency exchange points are the most common victims of cyber attacks aimed at extorting money.
"We recorded the biggest increase in global cybercrime between 2019 and 2020; in the United States only, the increase was as high as 41%. However, we believe that the problem is much more serious because, according to our estimates, only 1 in 5 people report being a victim of cybercrime to security services" said Elvis Chan of the FBI.
"The most important thing is to create a platform that allows you to counteract cybercrime in an efficient way, one that can be used by each of the INTERPOL countries. It is, of course, challenging; the system is now well advanced, but we still have a long way to go," said Craig Jones of INTERPOL.
"An effective fight against cybercriminals requires a significant thing - to accelerate the process of crime identification, methods and, finally, detecting those responsible. To this end, it is imperative to combine the forces of various cybercrime organizations from different countries. It is also crucial that such crimes victims report to the police - the sooner we learn about a crime of this type, the faster and more effective we are in combat against. Cyber criminals frequently change IP addresses, servers and devices, so the most recent data is the most valuable," says Craig Wolf of the US Secret Service.
The panel was chaired by Commissioner Marcin Bednarz from the Central Cybercrime Bureau.