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Iran Attends Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference

Iran Attends Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference
Iran Attends Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference

The fifth edition of Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference was held at Europol headquarters in The Hague from September 27 to 29. A representative from Iran attended.

Under the theme “Actively United for a Safer Cyber Space”, the three-day event brought together senior law enforcement officials from cybercrime divisions from around the world to pool minds and strengthen cooperation, local technology website ICTNA reported.

Private companies, NGOs, and academia were also present.

Iran’s police chief, Colonel Hossein Ramezani, attended at the head of a delegation of experts on cyber crime and held talks with his counterparts on the sidelines of the Dutch meeting.

The event took stock of  major issues of concern of states and governments, namely cybercrime threats, threats of ransomware, malware and network intrusion and financial crime and corruption such as online fraud, penetration of online financial services and phishing. Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Cybercrime is a fast-growing area of crime. Iran is not excluded. More and more criminals are exploiting the speed and anonymity of the Internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities that know no borders, either physical or virtual.

The Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference was part of the Cyber Security Week 2017. Cyber Security Week is powered by The Hague Security Delta, the leading security cluster in Europe.

This joint initiative, first held in 2013, alternates every year between Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre in The Hague and the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore.

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