After its one year anniversary, the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) took stock of its work: The first year has been very successful, Troels Örting, director of the EC3 said. The institution started its work in January 2013 to fight organized cybercrime. Nevertheless it is not responsible for the analysis or the fight against politically motivated Hacktivism or cyber espionage. That’s one of the tasks of the European Defence Agency (EDA). EDA’s cyber unit supports research to discover and fight vulnerabilities in Europe’s connected societies.
Örting told the press that his institution helped working on several investigations against virtual blackmailing with ransomware, cyber attacks against banks and the theft of credit card data. One of its most important topics is the fight against child pornography on the Internet.
The report of the EC3 can be read here.