back to article Interpol: We can't arrest our way out of cybercrime

As cybercriminals become more sophisticated and their attacks more destructive and costly, private security firms and law enforcement need to work together, according to Interpol's Doug Witschi. It's tough to argue with either of these two statements. But considering the constant barrage of ransomware-attack headlines, as well …

  1. Flocke Kroes Silver badge

    150% tax on rasomware - to be paid by the victims.

    Funding secured.

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Or Alternatively .... How about a Sure Fire Bet for Heavenly Assets in Diabolic Spaces.

      Rather than a 150% tax on rasomware - to be paid by the victims, a 150% levy for ransomware - donated by victims for victims would secure and ensure funding failsafe secured spookily protected.

      With the Bank of England Guarantor of Spending for Quantum Spectrum Accession with Remote Virtual Controls to Almightily Command the Steering and Direction of Palatial Pleasures Exercising Forbidden Treasury Bonds for Futures Under Construction ..... with Future Drivers in Live Universal Current Creations for Immediate Presentation to Populations.

      And something the Cambridges and Similarly Right Like-Minded Royal Palaces are surely always advertising and looking out for too........... https://royalvacancies.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/4/opp/10000165-Head-of-General-Correspondence/en-GB ..... to take and make much greater use of the Crown Jewelled Assets in Royal Households.

      A vital position always oft best and better servered before by Merlin type Magicians/Weirdos and Misfits with Odd Skills. They can appear to have all the answers to all possible questions thus avoiding and preventing problems that result in additional further troubles that petrify and regulate progress with Immaculate Interventions/Timely Introductions.

      1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

        Re: Or Alternatively .... How about a Sure Fire Bet for Heavenly Assets in Diabolic Spaces.

        And in all of the very best of influential spaces and vast open closeted places a vital position always oft best and better servered before by Merlin type Magicians/Weirdos and Misfits with Odd Skills. They can appear to have all the answers to all possible questions thus avoiding and preventing problems that result in additional further troubles that petrify and regulate progress with Immaculate Interventions/Timely Introductions/Titanic Intrusions/Almighty Interludes, call IT whatever you will like to love ....... thus Giving IT More than Just Every Chance to Succeed and Always Failsafe to Never Ever Falter Nor Fail.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Derek Manky? Bet school was fun for him.

    1. Dr. Vagmeister

      I worked with someone who showed me a US business card where the persons name was Richard Wank.

      In addition, someone on the team was called Richard Hampton.

    2. John Doe 12

      Richard Heads was in my college class years ago. First time they called the register I thought I misheard :-D

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      My dad had a colleague called Richard Dyer.

      He would always answer the phone with "Dyer 'ere"

  3. Mike 137 Silver badge

    "you really need a big room full of these types of people to canvas all the issues"

    Issues including fragile networks, excess reliance on untrusted scripts in web pages, unvalidated links in emails, vague and inadequate user training, use of fragile technologies such as SMS for sensitive authentication, etc. etc.

    There's a huge problem of wide open businesses that fall victim with out being targeted - witness NotPetya taking out the UK NHS (purely as a collateral victim).

    We not only need to address the technicalities of attackers and attack vectors - we need to beef up the level of responsibility for managing security on the part of organisations. Very little is heard about this compared with the technocentric angle. Indeed there seem to be moves towards softening up on the need for security management - e.g. PCI DSS 4, which offers a loose floppy alternative to each specific requirement for those who find the specifics too hard.

  4. Gene Cash Silver badge

    private security firms and law enforcement need to work together

    Yes. law enforcement needs to stop going "yawn, what's ransomware again? do we have a form for that?" (at least in my experience)

  5. Barry Rueger

    The perennial solution: more $ for cops

    Has a crime ever been invented that police didn't claim they could eliminate if they just had more money?

  6. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    The perennial problem for extermination/final solution ‽ .

    Has a crime ever been invented that police didn't claim they could eliminate if they just had more money? ..... Barry Rueger

    Do the police and/or the justice system continue to invent more crimes to support and justify their existence and the ever increasing flow of public monies to reward and sustain them in the same way as the military and the military industrial complex requires the war machine to have costly destructive conflicts and proxy war opportunities to offload their aged and accumulating weapons systems which are not normally needed and are too expensive to be readily sold/exported and solely purchased by others to simply retain and maintain ..... and thus kick start a stagnating and bankrupting industry in need of future conflicts and wars to survive and prosper and load traumatised foreigners with ages of allied crippling debt ....... or is that all down to the wiles and whims of a chosen few, anonymous and otherwise?

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