Learn About Growing Cybercrime Concerns with NW3C’s Newest Online Training Modules on Ransomware and Deepfakes

To help law enforcement officers, criminal justice practitioners, and their families stay abreast of increasing cyber threats to national security, the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, recently released two online modules on ransomware and deepfakes. First coined by Paul Andrei Bricman, ransomfake (or deepfake ransomware) is defined as “a type of malicious software that automatically generates fake video, which shows the victim performing an incriminatory or intimate action and threatens to distribute it unless a ransom is paid.” As businesses adjust to the rising uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic with an acceleration of their digital transformation, the amplified risk of deepfake ransomware and other cybercrimes become a greater concern. Learn about these topics and more in NW3C’s online courses available on-demand 24/7.

View the online cybercrime modules to learn more.