How do criminal and terrorist organisations exploit the Internet?

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Contemporary terrorist and criminal organizations increasingly exploit the Internet to spread their message and gain support throughout the world, using the Web as a communication tool, in particular for recruitment and propaganda activities, but also for disinformation, raising funds, organisation, planning, and financial transactions. As part of the EC funded DANTE project, eighteen partners from […]

Advancing standardisation to strengthen disaster resilience

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When a disaster occurs, functioning interoperability could mean the difference between life and death, particularly when there is a need for international or cross border responses; for example when responding to threats such as climate change related natural hazards and international terrorism. Developing and implementing standards in the field of disaster resilience and crisis management […]

The contemporary cybercrime ecosystem: A multi-disciplinary overview of the state of affairs and developments,


This article provides a multi-disciplinary overview of the contemporary cybercrime ecosystem and its developments. It does so by reviewing and synthesising recent cybercrime research from fields such as cybersecurity, law and criminology. The article also examines ways in which gaps between the aforementioned fields arise and how to lessen them to increase cybersecurity. This article is divided into four main […]

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 […]

Working together to design new technologies to fight crime and terrorism

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Organized crime and terrorist organisations are often at the forefront of technological innovation in planning, executing and concealing their criminal activities and the revenues stemming from them. Trilateral Research has worked in many projects aiming to develop solutions to tackle cybercrime, terrorist activities and understand their use or novel technologies. We would like now to […]

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 […]

TRI’s Crisis team participate in the 7th IRDR Conference

Last month, the Crisis team’s Su Anson and Maurice Said participated in the 7th Annual Conference of the Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction (IRDR) at UCL, presenting information on two projects – ResiStand and PREP1. The conference took place on 21st June 2017 in London and brought together over 150 researchers, practitioners, NGO representatives, and members […]