Today, Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Group-IB, an Internet security provider, in order to initiate cooperation in fighting cybercrime. The MoU allows for the exchange of strategic information, expertise, trends and statistical data, and the cooperation will focus on fraud prevention and combating various forms of cybercrime.
Wil van Gemert, Deputy Director Operations at Europol says: "Cybercrime is an ever growing threat, and we have to stand together in combating these crimes. Europol is working closely with the EU's national authorities, private industry and other partners, and the initiated cooperation with Group-IB is an addition to the shared responsibility of keeping citizens safe online"
"Europol's success in fighting cybercrime is a great example for the whole world. We are proud of this partnership and believe that this is a very important step towards global cooperation for preventing high tech crimes. Our cooperation will provide support to fight modern cybercrime and foresee future threats," said Group-IB's CEO Ilya Sachkov.