Oz Cybercrime efforts highly confusing and largely inaffective.
Im not sure that they know what they are doing. To start with; let alone passing Warrant-les bills.
This is a total violation of peoples privacies and can be abused by authorities. Im all for Counties sharing information when it comes to Nabbing the bad guys. But mostly the bad guys get away with their crimes. It would seem the small cyber criminals are the ones that get caught, while the large Cyber Criminal rings go unpunished; due to lack of Funding, Lack of White hat skill; Lack of Sites for people even knowing where to report these crimes.
I sadly see our Cyber Crimes Units in OZ failing. They haven't even got all their departments properly worked out. If you go to the 'Australian High Tech Crime Centre' www.ahtcc.gov.au it just bounces of the The Federal Police Website; Then there's a large list of what The Federal police will and won't handle. Not clearly outlined.
Then there's the NSW Cyber crimes task force - I don't know where thats gone, because when you go to that website, there's no real reporting there either its just basically a police site. Then there's the ACCC for Scam reporting, they are largely overworked, lack of funding to do anything really concrete. They have no jurisdiction to overseas scam's. To enforce anything. But keep the public aware of such scams etc.
Mostly all these departments just pass the buck and nothing gets fully sorted due to chaos.
I think our Country needs to work out how they are dealing with Cyber crimes and have there correct channels sorted out; before any bills are passed; with other countries.
Re: More than 40 countries have either signed or become a party to the Convention, including the US, UK, Canada, Japan and South Africa.
I wonder if that includes India? coming party to the Convention.
Because the scamming thats coming out of those Indian calls centre's is beyond a joke!
One of India's largest call centre's is rife with Cyber Crime syndicates. Money Scams, Software Antivirus Scams, Bank and Social Security Scams, Tax scams, you name it; these dudes are doing it.
Because we allow our Comms to be outsourced to these people. Therefore they have our client databases, to make those nasty scam calls too.
Wake up Australia. Lets get Cyber Crime working constructively!