‘Collaborative effort to disrupt transnational cybercrime through sharing of cyberthreat data’

Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company, has participated in operation Synergia with INTERPOL and its Gateway project partners to combat transnational cybercrime. This initiative aimed at disrupting malicious infrastructure involved in phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks across more than 50 INTERPOL member states.

During the three-month operation from September to November 2023, INTERPOL facilitated cyber intelligence exchanges between law enforcement agencies and private partners, leading to the production of over 60 Cyber Activity Reports. Kaspersky contributed by sharing data on globally-sourced threat intelligence from Kaspersky Threat Intelligence, regularly updated by the company’s experts.

As a result of the joint effort, 1,300 suspicious servers related to cybercrimes were identified, leading to the takedown of 70% of those servers and the arrest of suspects in multiple states. Authorities detained 31 individuals and identified 70 suspects, with significant server takedowns in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia, among others.

Bernardo Pillot, Assistant Director to INTERPOL Cybercrime Directorate, emphasized the importance of dismantling malicious infrastructure to protect digital ecosystems. Kaspersky’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Yuliya Shlychkova, highlighted the collaboration between Kaspersky and INTERPOL in combating cross-border cyber offenses.

Kaspersky, founded in 1997, provides innovative cybersecurity solutions and services to protect businesses, governments, and consumers globally. With over 400 million users and 220,000 corporate clients, Kaspersky is committed to promoting a safer online experience for all through its comprehensive security portfolio. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

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