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3 Recommendations for Colombia's Fight Against Cyber Crime

COLOMBIA / 26 NOV 2014

A report by Colombia's Chamber of Communications lays out several ways the Andean nation -- among the top five Latin American countries in terms of Internet users -- can better…

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Can Ameripol Center Effectively Combat Cyber Crime?

CYBERCRIME / 7 AUG 2014

Following the most recent Ameripol meeting, national police chiefs announced the creation of a cyber security center to prevent and combat electronic crimes, underscoring growing regional concern over this type…

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Cyber Crime in Colombia: An Underestimated Threat?

COLOMBIA / 11 JUL 2014

Cyber crime costs Colombia's economy hundreds of millions of dollars and affects up to six million Colombians every year, according to some estimates. How can the government combat this rapidly…

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Hacker Group Arrest in Colombia Points to Evolution of Cyber Crime

COLOMBIA / 19 JUN 2014

Authorities in Colombia have dismantled a network of hackers accused of stealing over $5 million from electronic bank accounts, in a case that highlights the fast paced evolution of cyber…

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Kidnap Cyber Crime Techniques Spread to Bolivia

BOLIVIA / 26 FEB 2014

Authorities in Bolivia have arrested a group of kidnappers that hacked computers to gain information on victims and demanded exorbitant ransoms, an unusual case in a country not known for…

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Microsoft Opens Anti-Cyber Crime Office in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 19 NOV 2013

Technology giant Microsoft has selected Colombia's capital Bogota as its outpost in Latin America, as part of a network of offices across the globe which will collaborate with regional authorities…

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Norton says Cyber Crime Costs Mexico $3B Per Year

CYBERCRIME / 10 OCT 2013

A report by the internet security firm Norton estimates cyber crime costs to Mexico are nearly double what they were in 2011, highlighting the country’s status as a regional hub for…

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Peru Overhauls Criminal Code To Tackle Cyber Crime

CYBERCRIME / 10 SEP 2013

Peru's government has proposed a raft of new laws to tackle cyber crime, a promising step in a region where law enforcement has failed to keep up with advancing…

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Cyber Crime Costs LatAm Banks $93B a Year: Report

11 OCT 2011

The theft of confidential information, or phishing, costs banks in Latin America more than $93 billion annually, according to a report.

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Cyber Crime: Big, but not Bigger than Drugs

COLOMBIA / 13 SEP 2011

An attention-grabbing report by an Internet security company plays with figures to declare that cyber crime is bigger than drug trafficking -- but the numbers don't add up.

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Spy vs Spy: Cyber Crime, Surveillance on Rise in Latin America

COLOMBIA / 29 AUG 2011

Phone tapping, data theft, and secret recordings have made headlines across Latin America in recent weeks, reflecting the growth of cyber crime and information trafficking in the region, as Southern…

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Mexico Moves into Cyber Crime

CYBERCRIME / 3 MAR 2011

Reports that Mexico is now the world leader in cyber crime highlight the growth in the Americas of this emerging high-profit and low-risk branch of organized crime, which,…

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Oceans Pillaged in Central America and the Caribbean

5 AUG 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the first installment of a nine-part investigation uncovering the hidden depths of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in Latin America. The first installment covered Central America and…

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Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Becomes Truly Transnational

29 JUL 2022

This week, InSight Crime published a deep dive into the total control that Venezuelan mega-gang, Tren de Aragua, has over the lives of those it smuggles between Venezuela and Chile…

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Turkish Traffickers Delivering Latin American Cocaine to Persian Gulf

15 JUL 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an investigation piecing together the emerging role of Turkish cocaine traffickers in supplying Russia and the Persian Gulf, which are among…

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Turkey as a Lynchpin in European Cocaine Pipeline

8 JUL 2022

InSight Crime is extending its investigation into the cocaine pipeline to Europe, and tracking the growing connections between Latin American drug traffickers and European criminal organizations. This led us to…

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Memo Fantasma Coverage Gets Worldwide Attention

1 JUL 2022

Guillermo Acevedo, the former Colombian drug lord and paramilitary commander better known as Memo Fantasma, may soon be allowed to leave prison. Since first revealing the identity of Memo Fantasma…