Analysis – Prosecuting scam networks as criminal organizations
We have been analyzing the cybercrime investigations and indictments of the Austrian and German law enforcement agencies. Most recently, the public prosecutors' offices in Bamberg, Rostock, and Cologne caused a stir with action days in Israel, Cyprus, Ukraine, Serbia, Bulgaria, and other jurisdictions. The respective law enforcement agencies investigate different cases but share their findings and coordinate their actions and charges. They do not prosecute individual scams but work on the hypothesis of criminal organizations according to §§129 and 129b of the German Criminal Code.