The National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced the launch of an expert international taskforce on online crime. The Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) has been initiated by the NCA, the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the EU Cybercrime Taskforce and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being piloted for six months.

The J-CAT will co-ordinate international investigations with partners working side-by-side adding significant value to international law enforcement co-operation in order to:

  • take action against key cybercrime threats (such as banking Trojans) and key cybercriminal networks;
  • gather data on specific criminal themes from national repositories, as well as relevant government and private partners;
  • transform the raw data into actionable intelligence; and
  • propose targets and networks for investigation.

View Expert international cybercrime taskforce is launched to tackle online crime, 1 September 2014