Cybercrime continues to grow in the region and is quickly evolving from an emerging threat to a criminal enterprise, which some believe could have a market value in excess of the illicit drug economy. Cybercrime incorporates a number of offences including 'hacking', computer-related forgery and fraud-like 'phishing', as well as content offences such as disseminating online child sexual abuse material, and copyright offences.
What we do:
UNODC has been part of global and regional responses to cybercrime since producing a comprehensive study of cybercrime related threats in 2013.
UNODC assists Member States to more effectively combat and prevent cybercrime, working with national and regional-level partners, particularly through ASEAN-based mechanisms and forums.