On the trail of cyber criminals

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FAU and Central Office Cybercrime Bavaria enter into cooperation

Good contacts and collegial exchange have existed for a long time, now the cooperation is being further intensified: The Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) and the Central Office for Cybercrime Bavaria (ZCB) established at the General Prosecution Office in Bamberg have signed a cooperation agreement. The aim is to jointly promote research, teaching and law enforcement in the field of cybercrime.

FAU researchers from the fields of law and computer science have been researching modern investigation possibilities on the Internet, darknet, cryptocurrency systems and the impact of artificial intelligence on criminal law and criminal procedure for several years, for example within the framework of the DFG Research Training Group “Cybercrime and Forensic Computer Science”. The Central Office Cybercrime Bavaria (ZCB), which was established at the Bamberg Prosecutor General’s Office, was founded almost six years ago in order to deal with investigative proceedings in the field of cybercrime that are of particular importance throughout Bavaria. In addition, the ZCB deals with questions of cybercrime that are independent of the proceedings. Most recently, the Center for Combating Child Pornography and Sexual Abuse on the Internet (ZKI) was founded at the ZCB to strengthen the fight against child pornography and child abuse on the Internet. Through the new cooperation, the two agencies want to link the theoretical and practical aspects of digital law enforcement more closely. Read more…