The global cybercrime landscape and the investigative challenges

Dong Uk Kim, Specialized Officer, Cybercrime Directorate, INTERPOL

International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is an inter-governmental organization connecting 195 member countries together to make the world a safer place. Officials working in each specialized crime area run different activities alongside member countries in combating crimes across three global areas we consider the most pressing today; terrorism, organized crime, and cybercrime.

Phishing, ransomware, and data breaches are just a few examples of current cyber threats, while new types of cybercrime are emerging. Cybercriminals are increasingly agile and organized – exploiting new technologies, tailoring their attacks, and cooperating in new ways.

Sharing information between public and private partners is, therefore, essential. With its global reach, INTERPOL plays a vital role in building cross-sector partnerships and enabling international law enforcement cooperation.