Interpol official issued a warning regarding cybercrime potentials in the metaverse

Madan Oberoi, Interpol’s executive director for technology and innovation,  issued a warning regarding the potential of cybercrime in the metaverse and said the agency is preparing for dangers posed by the virtual world(s).

The metaverse could potentially amplify cybercrime challenges already present and introduce a host of new ones. Cybercrime might operate differently when augmented reality and virtual reality are involved, Oberoi cautioned.

Law agencies are increasingly interested in the metaverse, with Interpol developing its virtual environment that will allow police forces worldwide to communicate with one another and even participate in immersive training courses. At the same time, Europol recently published its second report about the metaverse, ‘Policing in the metaverse: what law enforcement needs to know’.