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The world is becoming more digitally connected, but with this comes increased vulnerability to criminals who target weaknesses in online systems and networks. Phishing, ransomware and data breaches are some of the most common threats, and they are evolving rapidly to take advantage of new technology.

Cyber crime is the use of a computer to commit illegal acts such as fraud, trafficking in child pornography and intellectual property, stealing identities or violating privacy. It is often committed on a large scale by organised criminal groups who treat the Internet as their business and form global criminal communities.

One of the main tasks of Division CC is to analyse and report on current developments in the area of cybercrime. In this way, it is possible to identify the risk of cyber attacks at an early stage and to implement police countermeasures more quickly. This also enables us to deal more effectively with emerging cyber threats and trends, and to develop our own digital security expertise.

Cybercriminals are highly organised and agile, able to exploit weaknesses in complex IT systems and to adapt their attacks to changing circumstances. This makes it all the more important that we, as law enforcement, constantly improve our own knowledge and understanding of the risks in this area. This is where events like C3 come into play, in which experts from the fields of criminal prosecution, IT security, science and politics share their experiences and expert knowledge with each other.