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1 Cybercrime A Global Overview of the Role of Internet Service Providers in assisting Law Enforcement and Public Safety efforts.

2 FBI Legal Attache Pretoria South Africa
How ISP’s are critical to worldwide Law Enforcement and Public Safety efforts. SSA Donald R. Codling FBI Cyber Division SSA Wilfred Rattigan FBI Legal Attache Pretoria South Africa

3 African Undersea Cables
Latest update: 17 Aug 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

4 BUT since we are dealing with human beings-LETS NOT FORGET…
The Seven Deadly sins of Anger, Greed, Envy, Sloth, Pride, Gluttony and Lust all exist in the ‘online’ world and have been accelerated and magnified……basically the GLOBALIZATION OF CRIME over the Internet has occurred.

5 Major Types of Cyber criminal activity in Africa
Cyber Fraud, particularly targeting consumer banking, hijacked business funds transfers and ‘carding’ software installed at cyber cafes or on ISP servers which drives internet credit card fraud in Africa. Fee for service scams, internet auction scams, fake ticket sites, fake banking and fake online retailer sites, many crimes that would be difficult to perpetrate face to face on a massive scale…the list is endless with many African victims!

6 Cyber criminal cases investigated by our African Law Enforcement partners.
Algeria-working closely with Spain on major internet fraud ring. Egypt-Operation Phish Fry- arrests, 46 Million U.S. Dollars in losses. Followup on more subjects. Morocco-dismantled a huge counterfeit bank card ring using the internet , combating government website defacement Nigeria-Hundreds of Advance Fee Fraud cases under investigation South Africa-November arrests in major organization, stole more than 400 million Rand.

7 The Virtual Jihad: Terrorist Use of the Internet

8 Exploitation of Internet-Based Technologies
Why terrorists use the Internet Fast Easy access Broad audience Little or no regulation or censorship Rich multimedia environment Inexpensive Anonymous Internet is a battlefield in the Global War on Terrorism Internet tools and services enhance terrorist capabilities Communication Command and control Propaganda and psychological warfare Radicalization and recruitment Training Operational planning Fundraising


10 Top 10 Jihadist Web sites al-Faloja Al-Shamukh At-Tahaddi Al-Hanein
Al-Medad Alqimmah-Golaha Ansaarta Mujaahidiinta Al-Ma’ark As-Ansar The Najahden Electronic Netwrok Al-Luyuth al-Islamiyyah

11 Bismillah, In sha'a Allah I will keep these things going with beneficial points for
countering counter terrorism efforts. There are some things that obviously will not be said, because only a few people need to know them and it is harmful for CT officials to have a heads up on what is going on. However, there are some things which they already know, or which they cannot do anything about, or which the Muslims have significantly greater capabilities to counteract anything CT officials can come up with. As things stand, we are currently dominating nearly every front in this war, but we are neglecting the true potential of this movement by allowing it to continue with almost no direction whatsoever. Al-Qa'ida does what they can to direct things, but it is not so easy when you are fighting a physical war at the same time. Also, we are much more aware of our own situation than they are, simply due to the fact that we are here and they are fighting jihad already.

12 FBI Counterterrorism Internet Unit
Coordinates significant FBI, INTERPOL investigations of Internet forums, websites, used to launder funds supporting terrorist activities. central point of contact representing the FBI with International Internet Service Providers and International Law Enforcement Partners. Helps give strategic direction and overview in identifying, penetrating and dismantling terrorists use of the Internet. Addresses the need recognized world wide by Law Enforcement and Public Security agencies of the mounting challenges involved in coordinating large-scale jihadist internet forum investigations. The jihadist web space is too large to target on an ad hoc basis and requires considerable levels of coordination and deconfliction, both domestically and internationally. ISP’s globally are the business record holders, the log file holders and technical subject matter experts often in the best position to assist law enforcement efforts. Contact your Countries National Police Agency, Regional FBI Legal Attache office or INTERPOL with questions or concerns.

13 Rwanda-Working closely with Ugandan officials.
Recent Joint law enforcement investigations in Africa with a significant cyber component Rwanda-Working closely with Ugandan officials. Kenyan- ATPU working closely with Ugandan officials. Algeria- Working closely with Moroccan and French officials. Egypt- Working closely with US and United Kingdom officials. South Africa-Working closely with US and United Kingdom officials….. All these cases require active ISP assistance to locate the subjects and bring them to justice…. ***and this is just this week!!***

14 None of these types of Investigations can be brought to a successful conclusion without the ISP’s assistance! The availability of IP address logs, with accurate time and date stamps is of critical importance to investigators. Having a contact name, physical address and telephone number at an ISP (preferably a mobile number or 24 hour contact number) is invaluable in emergency situations !

15 Single Most Helpful ISP Step
Join the established group of 8 (G8)- 24 hour/7 day a week network contact list via your national police agency or Justice ministry!!! over 50 countries presently, used to request of ISP’s technical assistance, to request preservation of data and to provide a recipient point of contact for legal process. National Police forces or Justice Ministries in Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Tunisia are currently members. They are the liaisons for global law enforcement requests-so the ISP’s need to know them ‘locally’.

16 To maximize participation, an ISP needs the following-
1-Either English or French speaking POC. 2-Contact point available 24 hours day-7 days per week. 3-Technically Knowledgeable person working at the ISP physical plant. 4-A person knowledgeable about domestic laws and policies. If the ISP DOES NOT HAVE all of these, that is NOT a problem-WE WILL HELP!!

17 African FBI Legal Attaches
Algiers, Algeria

18 FBI Legal attache offices and countries covered by each attache office
Cairo, Egypt American Embassy: Nations covered: Egypt, Libya, and Sudan Dakar, Senegal American Embassy: Nations covered: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Cote D'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Republic of Congo and Senegal Freetown, Sierra Leone American Embassy: Nations covered: Liberia, Sierra Leone Lagos, Nigeria American Consulate: Nations covered: Benin, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Sao Tome' and Principe, and Togo Nairobi, Kenya American Embassy: Nations covered: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda Pretoria, South Africa American Embassy: Nations covered: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mayotte, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion Islands, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe Rabat, Morocco American Embassy: Nations covered: Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco/Western Sahara, Niger, and Tunisia

19 Reference materials and Points of Contact within Africa for Internet Governance issues
List of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Government Advisory Council Representatives-hard copy provided. ICANN African Regional Relations Manager Anne Rachel Inne- - Letters of Support by INTERPOL, Council of Europe and G-8 for Law Enforcement recommendations-hard copy provided. Letter of Support from ICANN Government Advisory Counsel-hard copy provided.

20 AFRINIC Subject matter experts
Anne Rachel Inne-ICANN African Regional Relations - Adiel Akplogan-AFRINIC CEO- Lillian Sharpley-AFRINIC AFRINIC will be forming a Law Enforcement working group with ISP representation and input VERY welcome!!! ***AFRINIC-13 Public Policy Meeting  will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from November ***

21 South African Police Service Colonel Beaunard Grobler-
African Law Enforcement Cyber Crime Subject Matter Experts-people I have personally worked with. South African Police Service Colonel Beaunard Grobler- Mauritius Police Force Inspector Narayan Gangalaramsamy- Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Chairwomen Farida

22 FBI Legal Attache in Pretoria
Physical address-American Embassy, 877 Pretorius St., Arcadia. Mailing address-P.O. 9536, Pretoria 0001, South Africa Phone number Legal Attache Wilfred Rattigan Assistant Legal Attache Barry Ross Assistant Legal Attache Anthony Velaquez

23 Globally, Law Enforcement and Public Safety authorities cannot succeed without the active support, cooperation and technical assistance of the Internet Service Provider Community.

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