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12 May 2018

The need for international capacity building to combat cybercrime

According to police news, Brigadier General Seyed Kamal Hadianfar, on the sidelines of the 6th Eurasian Working Group Meeting on cybercrime for Heads of Units, said to reporters: Today we are hosting the 6th Eurasian Working Group Meeting on cybercrime for Heads of Units that was held last year in Spain.

Today we are hosting 17 countries and 6 persons of interpol personnels are also in this meeting, he added.

The chief of cyber police of I.R of Iran said: Sharing information between countries, capacity building to combat cybercrime and providing security in this area are the most important objectives of this meeting.”

Some countries have high capacity in combating cybercrime, yet some countries still lag in this area. Therefore capacity building for countries to combat these crimes is the most pivotal objectives of this meeting, he said.

Today, internet governance is monopolized by the United States and although 4.2 billion users uses internet, but this country doesn’t provide information about tracking, … to the countries, so internet governance needs to be removed from the monopoly, Brigadier General Hadianfar added.

He continued about digital currencies: “1.2 billion dollar digital money has been generated and more than 810 million dollar of this amount has been sold to 81 person that some of them are hidden, some buyers are russian and some of them are Iranian.”

Digital currencies have no background and indeed people squander their capital by buying these monies, Brigadier General Hadianfar emphasized.

The only body that can act to produce virtual money is the central bank, and it means that only authorized banks can provide virtual money for applicants for cyber transactions, the chief of cyber police of I.R of Iran emphasized.

The rapid growth of information and communication technology and social media without regarding the security issue, the formation of organized groups and the increased activity of terrorist groups in cyberspace, present and future threats and challenges of the world has caused concern to the international community, he added.

The activities of criminals, organized groups and terrorists such as ISIS, al-Nusra, al-Qaeda and dozens of terrorist groups that are hidden in the countries, in Darknet, Deep Web and Freenet in the context of social networks and messengers like Telegram, Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp along with tools such as identity hide-makers,virtual monies like Bitcoin and encrypted network and services have provided an appropriate and safe field for criminals and terrorists, the chief of cyber police of I.R of Iran emphasized.

Today, by the effort of I.R of Iran, Russia, Iraq, Syria and Hezbollah, ISIS has reached its end on the battlefield, but ISIS and Takfiri thinking is still advertised in cyberspace by its agents in this group and they use Telegram and Twitter to advertise, recruit, train and employ people in terrorist operations around the world, Brigadier General Hadianfar said.

Terrorist groups entered a new phase of extensive activities and cyber networking for hidden recruitment since eraly 2018, in a way that ISIS works in Telegram with hundred channels and 11 languages, he continued.

On the other hand, the activities of criminals and organized groups by economic, political, social and cultural motivations in the Darknet, attacks on electronic payment systems, intrusion to banking networks, hackers intrusion to users houses to steal personal information with the development of the internet of things, the extension of mobile messaging OTT and spreading false news on social networks and leading public opinion and types of DDoS is not hidden to any country, he emphasized.

We faced that massive cyber attacks like ransomwares have brought great losses to many countries and disrupted online public services in some countries in 2017. Wannacry ransomware and Petya involved more than 100 countries around the world and could complete the threats puzzle in the world and made the internet and cyberspace issues as one of the main concerns and threats to the people and states, he continued.

It is evident that despite the efforts, cooperation and the success of police of countries, yet the prediction, prevention and effective fight against emerging and complicated cybercrimes needs a high level cooperation of rapid, online and away from cumbersome formalities and bureaucracies between all private sectors and police departments. However thanks to the attention and timely action of Interpol in creating IGCI and cyber section in UNODC, but more serious actions should be done, as this advances, unfortunately the access expansion ratio of police and legislation in the area of information technology is slow and this important issue has confronted us various challenges, he emphasized.

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