Cybercriminals targeted as world IT summit begins in Geneva

Cybercrime targeted at world IT summit Geneva. Photo: World Bank (file)

Combating online fraud which costs at least US$3.5 billion a year is the task facing UN and industry experts participating in a global forum beginning Monday.

Four UN agencies – UNCTAD, ITU, UNESCO and UNDP – have joined forces at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) to continue efforts to limit the harm done by cybercrime around the world, particularly in developing countries.

Key measures include working with states to adopt international legislation against online criminals and then empowering their police and judicial systems to catch and prosecute offenders, as Cecile Barayre from the UN agency for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) explains to Daniel Johnson.

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