Combating Cybercriminality by Understanding Human and Technical Drivers

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Trilateral Research joins twelve partners from across the EU in the newly launched three-year Horizon 2020 project CC-DRIVER to examine the drivers behind cybercriminality in the EU with a special focus on the factors that lead young people to cybercrime. “Booming cybercriminality is causing enormous economic and social costs in our societies across the globe. […]

Empowering Law Enforcement Agencies in the investigation and prevention of crime

Trilateral joins 28 organisations across Europe who will develop a cutting-edge platform for providing practical support to Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and practitioners in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime, as part of the newly launched PREVISION project. There is a common belief that new data analysis techniques will allow police to deploy […]

Developing new technology to stay ahead of terrorism and organised crime


Trilateral Research joins law enforcement agencies, technology and information systems companies and other research institutions from several EU countries in the newly launched, EU-funded COPKIT project, for a game-changing initiative to combat terrorism and organised crime. While organised crime and terrorist (OCT) groups are often at the forefront of technological innovation for planning, executing and […]

Research highlights: Bitcoin mining and the creation of unbalanced power dynamics


Trilateral Research works with other partners, as part of the TITANIUM consortium, at curtailing the illicit use of Bitcoin in the financing of terrorist and illicit activities. Within this area of study, Giuseppe Maio, Research Assistant at Trilateral Research, has developed new research focusing on Bitcoin mining. His latest paper, awarded by the Association for Heterodox Economics with […]

Developing new forensic tools to combat Internet Organised Crime and Terrorism

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Today Internet Organized Crime and Terrorism (IOCT) is worryingly expanding. Among others, a few examples include: ransomwares, namely malwares restricting access to files and requesting the payment of a ransom in Bitcoin to remove the restriction; theft of virtual currencies; financing of terrorist activities through Bitcoin payments in the darknet; virtual kidnapping, consisting of sending […]

Ensuring an ethical approach to detecting terrorist-related online content and financing activities

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As part of the DANTE project, Trilateral is collaborating with other partners to disrupt radicalisation and propaganda on the web.  DANTE (Detecting and analysing terrorist-related online contents and financing activities) consists of a multi-disciplinary endeavour to improve intelligence processes in countering terrorism.  The project aims to deliver more effective, efficient, automated data mining and analytics […]

Trilateral examines ethical standards for webscraping technology

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Webscraping tools, sometimes referred to as ‘bots’, allow the extraction and collection of code and data from the web for later retrieval or analysis. Their uses range from law enforcement to journalism, to research and business, facilitating data and market analysis, visualisation, and even price comparison. The RAMSES project is designing a platform to support […]