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Computers as Means of Organized Crime

BiH minister of security and ministers of internal affairs of Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey have made a joint statement about the continuation of cooperation in the fight against cyber criminal.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) minister of security Sadik Ahmetović said that high technology criminal in the country is on the rise and that it is especially present when accessing protected computers and databases. Ahmetović said criminal groups are ever more using the possibilities of new technologies as means of communication.

Speaking at today’s international conference held in Sarajevo with regard to security in the Balkans, technologies and education as challenges in the world of cyber infrastructure, Ahmetović said that cyber crime represents one of the global threats in the modern world threatening security at national, regional and international levels.

Ahmetović and his counterparts from Serbia – Ivica Dačić; Macedonia – Gordana Jonkuloska; Croatia – Ranko Ostojić; Montenegro – Ivan Brajović and Turkey- Idris Naim Sahin made a joint statement about the fight against cyber crime, terrorism and corruption. The statement calls for drafting of joint strategic documents related to prevention and fight against cyber crime.

Ahmetović said that the state strategy to combat cyber crime was in the offing. The conference speakers talked about increase in cyber crimes related to narcotics trafficking, child pornography, credit card fraud and others.

High technology crime encompases a number of crimes against security of computer records including computer fraud and scam, child pornography and copyright violations.

In 2006, BiH ratified Cyber Crime Convention together with another 20 European countries. The countries that ratified the convention have pledged to introducing cyber legislation so that local law enforcement can prosecute cyber criminals and establish international cooperation with other parties regarding cyber crime investigations.

Published Sept. 13, 2012

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