During the past year, ransomware gangs have shifted their focus towards cities and councils. An attack on Redcar council in North Yorkshire affected 135,000 people and reminded the UK as to how devastating ransomware attacks on city service providers can be.
The DARE consortium includes 17 members from 9 EU and 4 non-EU countries and is coordinated by the University of Manchester. DARE stands for DIALOGUE ABOUT RADICALISATION AND EQUALITY and is envisioned to be a four year project, financed under the EU´s H2020 program. It aims to significantly increase understanding of why and how young
TAKEDOWN focussed on creating new insights on Organized Crime and Terrorist Networks (OC/TN) through quantitative and qualitative research as well as in-depth analysis. Furthermore, a multidimensional model for analysing cases and assessing risks was created, and the online platforms www.firstlinepractitioners.com and www.fightcrimeterrorism.com have been developed. The TAKEDOWN policy recommendations are based on insights from the
PROTON is an innovative approach for a better understanding of the recruitment mechanisms in criminal and terrorist organisations. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 699824.