The Challenge:

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 assists Member States to more effectively combat and prevent cybercrime, working with national and regional-level partners, particularly through ASEAN-based mechanisms and forums to:

  1. Improve understanding of cybercrime and related responses;
  2. Enhance staff knowledge and skills to identify and prevent cybercrime; and
  3. Strengthen regional cooperation and information exchange mechanisms.

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