Cyber Crime Unit (Hellenic Police)

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Cyber Crime Department
Διεύθυνση Δίωξης Ηλεκτρονικού Εγκλήματος
Agency overview
Formed1995
Jurisdictional structure
National agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
Greece
Operations jurisdictionGreece
Legal jurisdictionAs per operations jurisdiction
Governing bodyMinistry of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction
General nature
HeadquartersAthens

Minister responsible
  • Giannis Panousis, Alternate Minister of Public Order and Citizen Protection
Parent agencyHellenic Police
Website
www.astynomia.gr

The Cyber Crime Department (Greek: Διεύθυνση Δίωξης Ηλεκτρονικού Εγκλήματος) of the Hellenic Police, was founded in 1995 initially named Cyber Crime Unit until 2004 when it was upgraded to a department. Its headquarters is in City of Athens.

History[edit]

The Cyber Crime Unit was a conception of its former director, FBI-trained Brigadier General Manolis Sfakianakis.[1]

The unit started operation with just two officers, and is currently run by over 80 law enforcement agents and civilians qualified with university degree and postgraduate studies.

Sectors[edit]

The Cyber Crime Unit has the following sectors :

Services[edit]

It has resolved over 6,000 cases of fraud,[2][3] extortion and child abuse,[4] while several resolved cases were only partially committed in Greece.[5]

The unit has intervened in an extremely large amount of suicide attempts,[6] saving altogether over 600 lives.[7][8]

In addition, the Cyber Crime Unit is operating a website called Cyber - Kid which is providing useful information to children and parents using the Internet.

Since 2013, the Cyber Crime Unithas organised a number of conferences[9][10] all over Greece, to inform children and parents on the dangers of internet use.[11][12] After the first conference, the Cyber Crime Center launched a live streaming website projecting the conferences in real time.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Nooz.gr. "Εξιχνιάστηκε απάτη με αγορές από το διαδίκτυο". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Διακινούσε μη εγκεκριμένα φαρμακευτικά σκευάσματα μέσω διαδικτύου". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Τρεις συλληψεις για σκληρο υλικο παιδικης πορνογραφιας..." Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Εξιχνίαση ηλεκτρονικής απάτης σε βάρος τράπεζας". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  6. ^ Μόσχος, Θωμάς (19 July 2012). "Σημαντικό το έργο Σφακιανάκη και της Δίωξης Ηλεκτρονικού Εγκλήματος". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-21. Retrieved 2013-05-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Απέτρεψε αυτοκτονία η Δίωξη Ηλεκτρονικού Εγκλήματος". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  9. ^ Αθανασόπουλος, Μπάμπης (30 January 2013). "Συνέδριο Ασφαλούς Πλοήγησης από τη Δίωξη Ηλεκτρονικού Εγκλήματος". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  10. ^ Αθανασόπουλος, Μπάμπης (28 January 2013). "2ο Συνέδριο Ασφαλούς Πλοήγησης από τη Δίωξη Ηλεκτρονικού Εγκλήματος". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  11. ^ web-administrator. "24-10-2011:Παρουσίαση της νέας διαδικτυακής και διαδραστικής εφαρμογής χρήσιμων συμβουλών για την ασφαλή πλοήγηση στο διαδίκτυο - Υπ. Προστασίας του Πολίτη". www.minocp.gov.gr. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-13. Retrieved 2019-07-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Live streaming-4ο Συνέδριο Δίωξης Ηλεκτρονικού Εγκλήματος". www.cybercrimeunit.gr. Retrieved 24 March 2018.

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