EU’s cyber incident reporting mechanism does not work, agency chief warns

The head of the EU’s flagship cybersecurity agency has warned that its incident reporting system is too bureaucratic and “does not work”, and called for a more resilient system, as well as a better legislative environment and information…

Allianz Risk Barometer shows increasing Cybercrime concern among businesses

The survey is based on the insights of 2650 risk management experts from 89 countries. According to the report, cybercrime is the #1 business risk in 2022 worldwide (44% of responses) and the #1 business risk in 2022 in 15 countries. Recent…

Bulgarian authorities take down online investment scam responsible for losses of more than EUR 10 million

In 2019, Bulgarian authorities started investigations and Eurojust set up a joint investigation team (JIT) between Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Serbia and Europol. Following five coordination meetings with Europol and Eurojust, the JIT members…

Sophisticated cyber-attack targets Red Cross Red Crescent data on 500,000 people

The attack compromised personal data and confidential information on more than 515,000 highly vulnerable people, including those separated from their families due to conflict, migration and disaster, missing persons and their families, and people…

New findings on cyber fraud in Spain and Catalonia

Two journal articles published in 2020 focused on (cyber) fraud reporting in Spain. In one study, Steven Kemp, Fernando Miró-Llinares and Asier Moneva (2020) found that cyber fraud has increased in Spain in recent years. The most important…

Analysis of the UK Cyber Security Breaches Survey reveals factors for reporting cyber offences

The study “When do businesses report cybercrime? Findings from a UK study” by Kemp et al. (2021) fills the gap of studying which factors influence the reporting of cybercrime victimization of businesses in the UK. The authors, through the…

CYBBAR presented at the Octopus Conference

From 16 to 18 November 2021, the 13th annual Octopus Conference organised by the Council of Europe took place online with 1200 participants from 120 countries. On the 20th anniversary of the Budapest Convention, the conference focused on the…

Europol’s IOCTA 2021 shows rise in cybercrime in the past year

The Europol’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2021 presents the most important developments concerning Europe’s cyber threat landscape during the past year. It reveals a rising number of cyber offences since the beginning…

Publication of a survey on cybercrime reporting by SMEs in the Netherlands

The book chapter “Cybercrime Reporting Behaviors Among Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Netherlands” by Steve van de Weijer, Rutger Leukfeldt and Sophie van der Zee investigates the factors associated with cybercrime reporting…

CYBBAR project launch

The Center for the Study of Democracy, Ecorys and Forentec launched the EU-funded project Cybercrime Victimisation Barometer (CYBBAR): Piloting a model for a comparative business survey on cybercrime victimization in the EU and conceptualizing…