Police: easy availability of ‘cybercrime as a service is worrying

Apr

6

2016

According to police, it is becoming easier for a layman to buy “software packages for hacking websites, phishing and ransomeware. The investigation of his concerns about Wednesday’s Telegraph.

The ease with which criminals have access to programs that allow them to dupe businesses and individuals is great. In an interview with the Telegraph give Inge Philips, deputy head of the national investigation, and Rob van Bree, portfolio Stepping Cybercrime National Police that “cybercrime as a service is becoming easier for sale in a growing range.

According to Philips is a misconception to think that only highly skilled, new criminals and Eastern Europeans do to cybercrime. Before that Philips highlights an example of a 45-year-old drug addict who now alongside his career as a repeat offender with burglaries and thefts, also used the computer as a “crowbar” by working together with a previously convicted ICT wonder boy from the neighborhood. ”

“Cybercrime is now more than eleven percent of total recorded crime, but with the easy-access software, technological threshold is very low,” says Van Bree.

The police therefore calls for more opportunities for cyber criminals to the boss. ” Since the Computer Crime Act offers a solution, says Philips. She compares breaking through police computers with a regular invasion ‘of a SWAT team into a house. A physical invasion according to Philips is not practical because a suspect can destroy all the evidence with the touch of a button and the computer can inaccessible. “That you have to be to safeguard information remotely,” said Philips.

It must not be thought that the police are “limitless” can rummage through computers. The magistrate must make sure that everything goes according to the rules and all steps must be established, which according to the duo technically better to check than a conventional invasion.

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