Cooperation agreement with Bavaria to fight internet criminality


Jun 23, 2022

CSH President Stefan Thurner signed cooperation agreement with  Bavarian Ministry of Justice

 

In the fight against Internet criminality, Bavaria’s criminal investigators rely on the latest findings from science. Yesterday, Bavaria’s Justice Minister Georg Eisenreich announced the cooperation with the Hub to trace criminal activities in the darknet that are using cryptocurrencies.

 

Cybercrime is booming. “Criminals operate transnationally and are increasingly shifting their trade in prohibited goods such as stolen data, drugs, weapons or child pornography to the darknet,” said the minister during a press conference in Munich on Wednesday. “To keep up, criminal investigators need to work transnationally. And they have to be technically prepared.”

 

Because criminals often use cryptocurrencies, the criminal investigators now put an effort to use special computer software to track down the flow of Bitcoin & Co. This is where the Hub comes in.

 

“A compass for the cryptocurrency world”

 

Cryptofinances expert and CSH team leader Bernhard Haslhofer together with colleagues from CSH member AIT Austrian Institute of Technology developed GraphSense, an open source tool to analyze cryptocurrency flows.

 

Recently, Bernhard co-founded a company that will provide tailor-made solutions for authorities such as the Bavarian public prosecutors, based on the GraphSense algorithms. Additionally, with his Cryptofinance team at the Hub, Bernhard will also refine existing methods and develop new approacheds that can be used to combat Internet criminality.

 

In his statement in Munich, Stefan yesterday called these techniques “a compass to find the way in the increasingly complex cryptocurrency world”.

 

Criminals move fast. Technological innovation is on their heels

 

The internet constantly evolves, Stefan said. “Bitcoins were only the beginning. We now see that criminal transactions are increasingly being channeled through anonymous decentralized finance (“DeFi”) products, such as UniSwap or SushiSwap.” That allows criminals to quickly switch from one cryptocurrency to another without middlemen – which makes it literally impossible for individuals to trace the money back to its sources.

 

“Transactions nowadays have a technical complexity that is almost impossible to manage with existing forensic tools,” Stefan continued. The Hub with its expertise in cryptocurrency and network analysis is able to provide such methods.

 

“Together with the ‘Dark Web Monitor'” – kind of a search enginge for the darknet developed by the Bavarian cybercrime unit and the Dutch research company TNO –, “we give criminal investigators a powerful tool at hand to successfully fight internet criminality.”

 

Two major problems were singled out in the past weeks and will be addressed in this cooperation: the prosecution of child pornography and investigations in the area of cybertrading.

 

“I am always happy when science becomes directly applicable,” Stefan concluded. “This requires innovative, solution-oriented, unique partners. And we have them here!”

 

(German) Press Release by Bavarian Ministry of Justice

 

(German) Press Release by CSH

 


Press

U Austriji u jednom danu gotovo 11.000 novozaraženih koronom [Croatian] [feat. Peter Klimek]


NR1 | HR, Jun 23, 2022

Event

CSH Webtalk by Artemy Kolchinsky (University of Tokyo)


Jul 08, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Press

Stručnjak upozorio: Spremite sa na 30.000 novozaraženih, dnevno [Serbian] [feat. Peter Klimek]


RTV B92, Jun 23, 2022

Event

CSH–IHS Talk by Klaus Neusser: "Time–varying rational expectations models"


Jul 07, 2022 | 14:0015:30

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Publication

P. Turchin, et al.

Disentangling the evolutionary drivers of social complexity in human history: A comprehensive test of hypotheses

Science Advances 8 (25) (2022)

Publication

R. Prieto Curiel, H. González Ramírez, S. Bishop

A ubiquitous collective tragedy in transport

Frontiers in Physics (2022)

Publication

M. Oliveira, F. Karimi, et al.

Group mixing drives inequality in face-to-face gatherings

Communications Physics 5 (127) (2022)

Press

Internetkriminellen auf der Spur – dank neuer Software [feat. Stefan Thurner]


Bayerischer Rundfunk | BR, Jun 22, 2022

Spotlight

Jun 23, 2022

Cooperation agreement with Bavaria to fight internet criminality

Event

CSH Talk by Yurij Holovatch: "Criticality of structurally disordered magnets from the complex system science perspective"


Jun 30, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

News

Jun 21, 2022

Want to improve the company’s performance? Get more women in the boardroom

Research News

Jun 24, 2022

Testing theories on What drove the Holocene transformation

Press

U Austriji u jednom danu gotovo 11.000 novozaraženih koronom [Croatian] [feat. Peter Klimek]


NR1 | HR, Jun 23, 2022

Event

CSH Webtalk by Artemy Kolchinsky (University of Tokyo)


Jul 08, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Press

Stručnjak upozorio: Spremite sa na 30.000 novozaraženih, dnevno [Serbian] [feat. Peter Klimek]


RTV B92, Jun 23, 2022

Event

CSH–IHS Talk by Klaus Neusser: "Time–varying rational expectations models"


Jul 07, 2022 | 14:0015:30

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Publication

P. Turchin, et al.

Disentangling the evolutionary drivers of social complexity in human history: A comprehensive test of hypotheses

Science Advances 8 (25) (2022)

Publication

R. Prieto Curiel, H. González Ramírez, S. Bishop

A ubiquitous collective tragedy in transport

Frontiers in Physics (2022)

Publication

M. Oliveira, F. Karimi, et al.

Group mixing drives inequality in face-to-face gatherings

Communications Physics 5 (127) (2022)

Press

Internetkriminellen auf der Spur – dank neuer Software [feat. Stefan Thurner]


Bayerischer Rundfunk | BR, Jun 22, 2022

Spotlight

Jun 23, 2022

Cooperation agreement with Bavaria to fight internet criminality

Event

CSH Talk by Yurij Holovatch: "Criticality of structurally disordered magnets from the complex system science perspective"


Jun 30, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

News

Jun 21, 2022

Want to improve the company’s performance? Get more women in the boardroom

Research News

Jun 24, 2022

Testing theories on What drove the Holocene transformation

Research News

Jun 24, 2022

Testing theories on What drove the Holocene transformation

Spotlight

Jun 23, 2022

Cooperation agreement with Bavaria to fight internet criminality

News

Jun 21, 2022

Want to improve the company’s performance? Get more women in the boardroom

People

Jun 14, 2022

CEU–CSH meeting with new connective format

News

Jun 2, 2022

Smaller tech companies promote greater innovation in cities

Spotlight

Jun 1, 2022

5+1 | A (great!) day of "RESTARTs" at the CSH

News

May 27, 2022

Study provides new insights into the complexity of the brain

News

May 24, 2022

The economic impact of a halt of Russian gas to Austria

News

May 12, 2022

CSH study dissects an economy into its finest details

News

May 5, 2022

How to create a functional bicycle infrastructure

News

Apr 12, 2022

CSH publishes first global Corona Dashboard for animals

News

Mar 28, 2022

An analysis of the economic ties between Ukraine, Russia, and the EU

Press

U Austriji u jednom danu gotovo 11.000 novozaraženih koronom [Croatian] [feat. Peter Klimek]


NR1 | HR, Jun 23, 2022

Press

Neuer Thinktank will Österreichs Energiepolitik korrigieren [feat. Stefan Thurner]


Der Standard, Jun 23, 2022

Press

Stručnjak upozorio: Spremite sa na 30.000 novozaraženih, dnevno [Serbian] [feat. Peter Klimek]


RTV B92, Jun 23, 2022

Press

Internetkriminellen auf der Spur – dank neuer Software [feat. Stefan Thurner]


Bayerischer Rundfunk | BR, Jun 22, 2022

Press

«Die Impfdebatte hat das Klima vergiftet»: Österreich hebt die Corona-Impfpflicht endgültig auf


Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Jun 23, 2022

Press

Bayern schließt neue Kooperation: Darknet-Kriminalität [feat. Stefan Thurner]


Frankfurter Allgemeine, Jun 22, 2022

Press

Elites are the real problem in the US, not conspiracy theorists [Opinion] [feat. Peter Turchin]


The Times, Jun 11, 2022

Press

Droht die Sommer-Welle? In welchen Urlaubsländern die Corona-Zahlen wieder steigen [feat. Peter Klimek]


TZ Online, Jun 15, 2022

Press

Akademiker är vår nya missnöjda herreklass [feat. Peter Turchin]


Svenska Dagbladet, Jun 15, 2022

Press

For Ukrainian economy, westward tilt has grown since 2005 revolution


The Christian Science Monitor, Jun 13, 2022

Press

FRACTURING AND FRAGMENTING: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL COHESION IN AMERICA AND OUR COST OF LOSING IT [Feat. Peter Turchin]


Milwaukee Independent, Jun 2, 2022

Press

Corona-Ringvorlesung "Zukunft malen nach Zahlen: Vom Wert der Vorhersage" mit Stefan Thurner


Der Standard, Jun 7, 2022

Publication

P. Turchin, et al.

Disentangling the evolutionary drivers of social complexity in human history: A comprehensive test of hypotheses

Science Advances 8 (25) (2022)

Publication

R. Prieto Curiel, H. González Ramírez, S. Bishop

A ubiquitous collective tragedy in transport

Frontiers in Physics (2022)

Publication

M. Oliveira, F. Karimi, et al.

Group mixing drives inequality in face-to-face gatherings

Communications Physics 5 (127) (2022)

Publication

E. D. Lee, X. Chen, B. C. Daniels

Discovering sparse control strategies in neural activity

PLoS Computational Biology (May 27) (2022)

Publication

C. Doblinger, et al.

How do global manufacturing shifts affect long-term clean energy innovation? A study of wind energy suppliers

Research Policy 51 (7) (2022) 104558

Publication

C. Diem, et al.

Quantifying firm-level economic systemic risk from nation-wide supply networks

Scientific Reports 12 (7719) (2022)

Publication

K. Devriendt, S. Martin-Gutierrez, R. Lambiotte

Variance and Covariance of Distributions on Graphs

SIAM Review 64 (2) (2022) 343–359

Publication

F. Neffke, L. Nedelkoska, S. Wiederhold

Skill Mismatch and the Costs of Job Displacement

CESifo Working Paper No. 9703, CESifo, Munich (2022)

Publication

R. Crescenzi, A. Dyèvre, F. Neffke

Innovation catalysts: How multinationals reshape the global geography of innovation

Economic Geography (2022) 1–29

Publication

K, Bhattacharya, A. Chakraborty

Aggregation of self-propelled particles with sensitivity to local order

Phys. Rev. E 105 (2022) 044124

Publication

K. Ledebur, M. Kaleta, J. Chen, S.D. Lindner, C. Matzhold, et al.

Meteorological factors and non-pharmaceutical interventions explain local differences in the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Austria

PLoS Comput Biol 18 (4) (2022) e1009973

Publication

F. Momeni, F. Karimi, P. Mayr, I. Peters, S. Dietze

The many facets of academic mobility and its impact on scholars' career

Journal of Informetrics 16 (2) (2022) 101280

Event

CSH Talk by Yurij Holovatch: "Criticality of structurally disordered magnets from the complex system science perspective"


Jun 30, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Event

Complexity-GAINs International Summer School 2022


Jul 04, 2022Jul 15, 2022

Event

CSH–IHS Talk by Klaus Neusser: "Time–varying rational expectations models"


Jul 07, 2022 | 14:0015:30

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Event

CSH Webtalk by Artemy Kolchinsky (University of Tokyo)


Jul 08, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Event

CSH Talk by Marco Pangallo: "Data-driven economic agent-based models"


Jul 01, 2022 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna