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11 June 2017

INTERPOL gathers cyber experts to assess global response to WannaCry attack

MADRID, Spain – The response to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack and other threats are the focus of an INTERPOL meeting of cybercrime unit chiefs from Europe, Asia and Oceania this week.

Responses to a global survey conducted by INTERPOL at the request of UK authorities to establish the full picture of how many countries were affected by WannaCry, and to what extent, are currently being analysed.

With the WannaCry ransom demands made in Bitcoins, tracking criminals via Blockchain analysis is also on the agenda of the three-day (6 – 8 June) meeting of 49 specialists from 31 countries.

A session focussing on business email compromise will also be held on the sidelines of the meeting to establish a clearer global picture of the problem and to share best practice and expertise in investigations.

Delegates will also be updated on the recent INTERPOL-led operation targeting cybercrime across the ASEAN region which resulted in the identification of nearly 9,000 Command and Control (C2) servers and hundreds of compromised websites.


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