World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

AFP Hosts International Forum On High Tech Crime


AFP hosts international forum on high tech crime

The role of intelligence gathering during the investigation of high tech crime will be the primary focus of an international forum hosted by the Australian Federal Police in Canberra this week.

Delegates from six countries and several Australian agencies will attend the colloquium, which was initiated by the AFP as part of its response to this rapidly evolving crime-type.

The forum is designed to promote open discussion aimed at preventing and resolving crime in the virtual world. It follows a decision by the AFP to create a new operational area focusing on emerging crime types and future technology.

Amongst the topics being discussed is the way in which organised crime syndicates are using the internet to conduct their business, and the threats and opportunities presented by online social networking sites.

The Director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre, James McCormack, said the AFP was working closely with industry, local and international law enforcement partners to counter illegal activity online.

"This colloquium is an important step in the ongoing process of ensuring a cooperative and comprehensive approach is taken towards identifying and combating crime trends," Director McCormack said.

"One recently identified area of concern is the way in which some criminals are beginning to specialise in particular aspects of online crime, such as money laundering, phishing and credit card fraud."

The two-day conference will involve workshops for participants, as well as presentations from international organisations including Europol and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

ENDS

More: Latest World News | Top World News | World Digest | Archives

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

UN: Violations Of Palestinian Rights Puts Two-State Solution At Risk, Chief Warns
The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, continues to pose a significant challenge to international peace and security, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday... More>>



Oxfam: Afghanistan Faces Multiple Crises

ActionStation, Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand, Christian World Service, Oxfam Aotearoa and World Vision New Zealand say that while Afghanistan faces chronic poverty, persistent droughts, war, the Covid-19 pandemic and an economic crisis, winter is about to bring a whole new set of challenges...More>>

AFTINET: New COVID Strain Postpones WTO Meeting

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Meeting scheduled for November 30-December 3 has been postponed indefinitely because the new Omicron strain of the COVID-19 virus in African countries with low vaccination rates prevents many African and other delegations from attending the meeting...
More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs

Food: Three Billion People Cannot Afford A Healthy Diet

Approximately three billion people, almost 40 per cent of the world’s population, cannot afford a healthy diet and another one billion people would join their ranks should further unpredictable events reduce incomes by one-third, the UN food agency said, launching a new report on Tuesday... More>>

COP26: Enough Of ‘Treating Nature Like A Toilet’ – Guterres Brings Stark Call For Climate Action To Glasgow
As the World Leaders Summit opened on day two of COP26, UN chief António Guterres sent a stark message to the international community. “We are digging our own graves”, he said, referring to the addiction to fossil fuels which threatens to push humanity and the planet, to the brink, through unsustainable global heating... More>>


Climate: ‘Vague’ Net Zero Promises Not Enough: Planet Still On Track For Catastrophic Heating, UN Report Warns

New and updated commitments made ahead of the pivotal climate conference COP26 in the past months are a positive step forward, but the world remains on track for a dangerous global temperature rise of at least 2.7°C this century even if fully met, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned... More>>