Europol - Catching the virus

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    Europol report on cybercrime and disinformation amid the COVID-19 pandemic - 3 April 2020
    https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/catching-virus

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    Main findings
    -The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cybercrime has been the most visible and striking compared to other criminal activities.
    -Criminals active in the domain of cybercrime have been able to adapt quickly and capitalise on the anxieties and fears of their victims.
    -Phishing and ransomware campaigns are being launched to exploit the current crisis and are expected to continue to increase in scope and scale.
    -Activity around the distribution of child sexual exploitation material online appears to be on the increase, based on a number of indicators.
    -Both criminal organisations, states and state-backed actors seek to exploit the public health crisis to advance geopolitical interests

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    For the report (.pdf) go to
    https://www.europol.europa.eu/publi...bercrime-disinformation-and-covid-19-pandemic
     
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