New Head of Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)
As of 18 January 2016, Mr Steven Wilson has taken his duties as the new Head of Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3).
Since its launch in January three years ago, EC3 has seen a steep increase in its activities supporting cybercrime investigations in EU Member States.
The demands for its services are boosted by the positive effects of pooling cyber intelligence and resources to fight the most impactful cybercrime networks at EU level and also in close coordination with key law enforcement authorities from partners outside the EU.
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Often referred to as "sextortion" or "webcam blackmailing", the online coercion and extortion of children – a form of digital blackmail where sexual information or images are used to extort sexual material, sexual favours or money, has skyrocketed in the past years, but remains largely underreported.
European Financial Coalition soon to become permanent project under Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)
How do we collectively disrupt the business model behind child sexual exploitation? And for payment services and law enforcement, how to track the financial flows in indecent profits and all together prevent children from being used as commodities?
A new study by INHOPE's member the Canadian Centre for Child Protection reinforces concerns regarding the scope and severity of child sexual abuse imagery and underscores the need for additional solutions.