Interpol Wants to Police The Metaverse To Respond to 'Sophisticated Criminals'
Although the metaverse is still not fully accepted by the public, crimes are already occurring on different virtual world platforms, and victims don't have anyone to turn to.
Jurgen Stock, Interpol Secretary General, shared the agency's plan for policing the crimes on the metaverse. He also highlighted how criminals are adept at adapting to new trends in technology and technological tools when committing crimes.
Stock said that criminals are skilled and professional in adapting to any technological tool available to them to commit a crime. He also stated that the BBC must respond adequately to this. Sometimes, lawmakers, police, as well as our societies, are a little behind.
Although the metaverse is still not fully accepted by the public, crimes are happening on various virtual world platforms and victims don't have anyone to turn to. These crimes include verbal harassment and assaults, counterfeiting, ransomware and financial fraud, as well as money laundering." If you take the physical definitions of these crimes and try to apply them in the metaverse, you will find a problem. While we don't know if they can be called crimes or not, those threats are certainly there, so those issues remain unresolved," stated Dr. Madan Oberoi (Interpol executive director of technology innovation and technology).However, the executive director believes that Interpol must be present on virtual world platforms and have contact in order to police the metaverse. This is why the international police organisation has its own place in this metaverse.
Interpol stated during the launch of the metaverse that "as the number of metaverse user grows and the technology develops, the list will only expand to potentially include crimes împotriva children, data theft and money laundering, counterfeiting, financial fraud, fakeing, ransomware and phishing and sexual assault and harassment." Interpol's virtual world, which can only be accessed via secure servers, allows officers to experience the virtual world and learn about the types of crimes that may occur there.#Cryptocurrencies are a major threat to the world: Jurgen Stock, Interpol chiefThe Interpol global compound for innovation in Singapore is currently working on a mechanism that will address the challenges posed by #Cryptocurrency