Corruption is a vast criminal industry that costs developing countries Us$1.26 Trillion per year, which is equivalent to the economies of Switzerland, South Africa and Belgium combined. This amount of money could lift the 1.4 billion people in the world living on less that US$1.25 a day above this threshold for at least six years…
Cybercrime accounts for trillions of dollars every year in profit for organised crime groups
With over 2.3 billion persons using the internet worldwide, there is a large ready made market for criminals to target. The UNODC 2013 Cybercrime Study supported this view, stating
that, “Upwards of 80 per cent of cybercrime acts are estimated to originate in some form of organized activity, with cyber crime black markets established on a cycle of malware creation,
computer infection, botnet management, harvesting of personal and financial data, data sale, and ‘cashing out’ of financial information.”
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2011 a year of Firsts, With the New Year well and truly here it s a time to reflect on the previous year and look forward to 2012. 2011 has been a busy year with the launch of the Code for Prosecutors for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the launch of the updated Code in Saint Lucia, agreement on the constitution for the Caribbean Association of Prosecutors, and establishment of a National Prosecution Service in Dominica.