EU police: Cybercrime threats now focus on profits, data

Posted in: Legal & Security at 10/10/2019 15:06

Cybercriminals are using new technology and exploiting existing online vulnerabilities as they shift their focus to larger and more profitable targets, the European Union’s police agency said in a report published Wednesday.

Europol said in its annual Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment report that since digital data is a key target “data security and consumer awareness are paramount for organizations.”

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7th Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference
The 7th Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference will be held at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague on 09 – 11 October 2019. Under the theme "Law enforcement in a connected future", the three-day event will bring together the management of cybercrime units from around the world with partners from academia, international organisations, CERTs and private industry to strengthen cooperation in preventing and combatting cybercrime worldwide.

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