Financial and cybercrimes considered a top global concern according to INTERPOL
INTERPOL’s first Global Crime Trend Report found that financial and cybercrimes are considered top global concerns. It was found that ransomware is the second highest-ranking crime threat at 66%, after money laundering, while Middle Eastern countries are among the most frequently targeted countries for cybercrime.
INTERPOL’s first Global Crime Trend Report collected data on current global threats from the organisation’s 195 member states. More than 60% of the respondents rank money laundering, ransomware, phishing, and online scams as high or very high threats. It was found that ransomware is the second highest crime threat at 66%, after money laundering. Additionally, the report found that online scams, ransomware, and business email breach, listed by more than 60% of the respondents, have topped crimes that regional law enforcement perceives as future threats. It was also noted that Middle Eastern countries are among the most frequently targeted countries for cybercrime and that cyber criminals seem to deliberately choose businesses which handle sensitive customer data information to maximise financial gain.