INTERPOL and Kaspersky Lab Strengthen Partnership with Threat Intelligence Exchange Agreement

The aim is for Kaspersky Lab to share information about its cyberthreat research that can help with full digital forensics to stop cybercriminals in their tracks

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Kaspersky Lab has re-iterated its commitment to global collaboration in the fight against cybercrime by signing a threat intelligence sharing agreement with INTERPOL.

The legal framework is designed to facilitate and develop cooperation between Kaspersky Lab and INTERPOL by sharing threat intelligence data on the latest cybercriminal activities, wherever they appear.

With cyberthreats often borderless in nature, Kaspersky Lab has been a leading proponent of the importance of industry collaboration. Its experts have regularly cooperated with INTERPOL to share fresh cyberthreat discoveries with police in its member countries.

For example, Kaspersky Lab participated in a groundbreaking INTERPOL-led cybercrime operation that identified nearly 9,000 botnet command and control (C2) servers and hundreds of compromised websites, including government portals, across the ASEAN region.

Kaspersky Lab has also previously assisted in a global operation coordinated by the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore to disrupt the Simda criminal botnet – a network of over 770,000 infected PCs around the world.

Furthermore, cooperating with INTERPOL has helped Kaspersky Lab experts to test and improve a free open-source tool (http://APO.af/hwAM49) that enables quicker and easier cyberthreat research: not only does it enable researchers to cut travel time, it also helps law enforcement quickly discover key artifacts left after a cyberattack.

Strengthening the existing relationship between the two organisations, the new agreement formalises the exchange of data that can support INTERPOL in these types of investigations. The aim is for Kaspersky Lab to share information about its cyberthreat research that can help with full digital forensics to stop cybercriminals in their tracks.



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