Security Week: 2,000 People Arrested Worldwide for Social Engineering Schemes

Security Week: 2,000 People Arrested Worldwide for Social Engineering Schemes. “As part of this operation, which ran between March 8 and May 8, police raided more than 1,700 locations, identified roughly 3,000 suspects, and arrested 2,000 individuals believed to be involved in illicit activities. Authorities also froze approximately 4,000 bank accounts and intercepted $50 million worth of illegal funds.”

Brussels Times: Interpol develops family DNA database to identify missing persons

Brussels Times: Interpol develops family DNA database to identify missing persons. “A new Interpol database will make it possible to identify a missing person through the international comparison of family DNA data, the international police cooperation organisation announced. Interpol has been using a DNA database since 2004 in order to help identify human remains that police discover, but they don’t always have a sample from a missing person.”

INTERPOL: INTERPOL launches app to better protect cultural heritage

INTERPOL: INTERPOL launches app to better protect cultural heritage . “An app launched by INTERPOL will help identify stolen cultural property, reduce illicit trafficking, and increase the chances of recovering stolen works and artefacts. INTERPOL’s ID-Art app enables users ranging from law enforcement to the general public to get mobile access to the INTERPOL database of stolen works of art, create an inventory of private art collections and report cultural sites potentially at risk.” The app is free and available in your local app store.

Think of the children: FBI sought Interpol statement against end-to-end crypto (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: Think of the children: FBI sought Interpol statement against end-to-end crypto. “Justice Department officials have long pushed for some sort of backdoor to permit warranted surveillance and searches of encrypted communications. Recently, that push has been taken international with Attorney General William Barr and his counterparts from the United Kingdom and Australia making an open plea to Facebook to delay plans to use end-to-end encryption across all the company’s messaging tools.”

INTERPOL: Enhancing The Fight Against The Illicit Traffic Of Cultural Property

INTERPOL: Enhancing The Fight Against The Illicit Traffic Of Cultural Property. “With crimes against cultural heritage often linked to serious transnational crime, only a fraction of such offences are reported to national and international law enforcement. INTERPOL’s Stolen Works of Art database has been addressing this traditional underreporting since 1995, and today, has taken a step which will lead to enhanced information exchange. In cooperation with the Italian Carabinieri’s Headquarters for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, INTERPOL has launched an enhanced version of its Stolen Works of Art database, called P.SY.C.HE. (Protection System for Cultural Heritage).”

The Intercept: Interpol Rolls Out International Voice Identification Database Using Samples From 192 Law Enforcement Agencies

The Intercept: Interpol Rolls Out International Voice Identification Database Using Samples From 192 Law Enforcement Agencies. “LAST WEEK, INTERPOL held a final project review of its speaker identification system, a four-year, 10 million euro project that has recently come to completion. The Speaker Identification Integrated Project, what they call SiiP, marks a major development in the international expansion of voice biometrics for law enforcement uses — and raises red flags when it comes to privacy.”

Interpol Trains Police to Fight Crime on the “Darknet”

Interpol is training police to fight crime on the “Darknet”. “Interpol has just completed its first training course designed to help police officers to use and understand the Darket. The five-day course was held in Singapore, and attended by officers from Australia, Finland, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Sweden. According to Interpol, the next course will be held in Brussels. The students did not, it seems, explore the Darknet itself.”