Threats, Cybercrime

New international cybercrime unit, J-CAT, launches pilot program

September 2, 2014

A new European cybercrime organization, the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), announced the launch of its six-month pilot program yesterday.

The group will investigate global cybercrime threats and targets, according to a release. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.K.'s National Crime Agency (NCA) have partnered up to create the unit. Other countries, including Canada and Australia, have signed on to the initiative.

“This is a unique opportunity for international law enforcement agencies to collectively share our knowledge to defend against cyber related attacks,” Andy Archibald, deputy director of the National Crime Unit from the NCA, said in the release.

The J-CAT will cover a variety of IT trends, including malware, botnets, online fraud, and intrusion.

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