Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shadowserver Foundation last week, to strengthen and expand cooperation in combating cybercrime. Shadowserver will support EC3's operations and work by assisting with notifying people who have become victims of a botnet or have had malware maliciously installed on their computers.
The Shadowserver Foundation is a member of EC3's Advisory Group on Internet Security and has been involved in previous successful operations such as Operation Shylock.
Wil van Gemert, Deputy Director of Operations at Europol says: "Europol's EC3 is very pleased to team up with Shadowserver to counter cybercrime, as it threatens the safe use of the Internet by people around the globe. The cooperation will enhance our ability to inform and help people who are victims of cybercriminals, and will strengthen our combined efforts in mitigating the damage done by malware and other forms of cybercrime."
Richard E. Perlotto, Director of Shadowserver Foundation says: "The Shadowserver Foundation has always believed that to make progress in fighting cybercrime it requires long term partnerships with organisations such as Europol's EC3. Only through information sharing and working together can we be successful in helping those that are victimised and the pursuit of cybercriminals. Having provided free daily notifications to network owners, national CERTs, and law enforcement agencies for over 10 years, being able to expand out our partnerships with EC3 further promotes our mission and goal to help make the Internet a safer place."