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WHAT'S NEXT?: Crime is morphing away from traditional methods to more sophisticated technological approaches. A decline of traditional hierarchical criminal groups and networks will be accompanied by the expansion of a virtual criminal underground made up of individual criminal entrepreneurs. At the same time, forward-looking agencies are equipping themselves with smart technologies to outfox the criminals. Keep up to date with crime changes below.

  • [New] Hezbollah continues to threaten terrorist attacks and provide support to terrorist organizations, posing a real and credible threat to Australia. Kashmir Observer
  • [New] While threat actors infiltrating the Google Play Store with Android banking trojans are nothing new, recent changes to Google's policies and increased policing have forced threat actors to evolve their tactics to evade detection. BleepingComputer
  • [New] Read More The Cyber Security Industry Will Soon Be Worth Over $300 Billion Spending on cyber security is increasing fast to keep pace with the rise in cyber crime and malware attacks on governments, business & healthcare. the weekly ledger
  • [New] Employing self-learning technology to accurately predict individual behaviour in real time is the only meaningful way to protect people and organisations from the rising threats of fraud and financial crime. Featurespace
  • [New] Two thirds of UK business leaders expect the threat from cyber criminals to increase over the next 12 months. Accountancy Daily
  • [New] The activities of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta' adda groups and other similar groups constitute acts of terrorism that can lead to a breakdown of public order and safety and is a threat to national security and the corporate existence of Nigeria. Punch Newspapers
  • [New] The Sogavare administration has requested aid from Australia, which will deploy more than 100 police and military personnel to the Solomon Islands to protect government buildings and other key infrastructure. New Bloom Magazine
  • [New] Cyber crime is a global threat to organisations and the risk it poses cannot be ignored by law firms given society's dependence upon technology and it is clear that the cyber threat to the legal sector is growing significantly. Cyber Security Intelligence
  • [New] Campaigners are concerned about Syria's recent readmission to Interpol after it was banned for human rights abuses and war crimes fearing the Damascus regime will attempt to sabotage legitimate asylum claims abroad. The Guardian
  • [New] Terrorism is a constant threat to societies all over the world and terrorists' use of the internet and social media has increased enormously in recent years. Europol
  • [New] Financial crime and conduct risk issues are generating a raft of enforcement actions and heavy fines from regulators around the world, often working together to tackle issues across global markets. Eversheds Sutherland
  • [New] The Australian government will list the neo-Nazi group The Base as a terrorist organisation, together with the entirety of the Lebanese Shia political party and militant group Hezbollah. The Guardian
  • [New] The Tehran-backed Shiite group continues to threaten terrorist attacks and provide support to terrorist organizations and poses a real and credible threat to Australia. Manila Standard
  • [New] Unlike Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty agreements, MR5 fails to include a dual criminality requirement, meaning Indonesian police could seize data from foreign providers while investigating activity that is not a crime in the foreign country but it is a crime in Indonesia. Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • [New] Since regaining power in Afghanistan last August, Taliban rulers have repeatedly assured neighboring countries and the world at large that no terrorist groups would be allowed to operate and threaten others from Afghan soil. Afghan Online Press
  • [New] While defense officials believe that Hamas aims to keep the Gaza Strip relatively calm, the terrorist group has been trying to plan and carry out deadly attacks in the West Bank and Israel. The Jerusalem Post
  • [New] Although most Americans are happy to say farewell to Afghanistan, drone strikes and other counterterrorism operations will continue as long as the United States perceives a threat from terrorist groups there. Lawfare
  • The UK General Medical Council recommends that health professionals should be familiar with different types of abuse in order to identify patients at risk, noting that many abuses are now criminal offences. The BMJ
  • The FCA is ramping up its surveillance of crypto transactions as part of its efforts to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing due to fears that the crypto industry has become a hotbed for financial crime. The Telegraph

Last updated: 04 December 2021


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