Cybercrime is a problem that has become increasingly dangerous and evolved. With that in mind, the UN has developed the Cybercrime Repository as a way to strengthen international cooperation in the fight against cybercrime.
Currently, the repository is the only tool worldwide available to file laws, cases and cybercrime practices in a database available for research. The information is divided into topics such as global cybernetic investigations, solicitation of stored traffic data, as well as incidents and real-time traffic collections.
According to Loide Lungamenti, head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the repository facilitates international cooperation by helping authorities to identify applicable crime laws elsewhere.
Lungamenti also claims that more than 80% of cybercrimes work as a form of organized activity, such as creating malware that requires cash value for the retrieval of personal information. And the danger is not only in computers and mobile devices but also in IoT (Internet of Things) devices, so all care and prevention are not enough.
Guiding the authorities correctly, the repository will allow the identification of future crimes based on those that have already occurred. Thus, it will be easier to know how to act and the right decisions to make when it comes to being prevented.
The Repository can be accessed here.