On Monday, Interpol officials had talks with ADGP Manoj Abraham, who heads the Cyberdome --a wing of the Kerala Police, to tackle sexual attacks on children.

Interpol Kerala police join hands to fight child sexual abuse
news Surveillance Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 09:13

The International Criminal Police Organisation, popularly known as Interpol, on Monday joined hands with Cyberdome - a wing of the Kerala Police, to tackle sexual attacks on children.

The cyberdome keeps tab on all sorts of illegal activities in the cyber world.

On Monday, Interpol officials led by Guillermo Galarza, Director, Law Enforcement Training and Technology, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children; and Jon Rouse, Senior Detective, Queensland Police Service, Australia, had talks with Additional Director General of Police Manoj Abraham, who heads the Cyberdome. 

The Interpol offered to provide expert training to state police officials on ways to tackle these cases more efficiently. 

The alliance would also lead to the transfer and development of the latest artificial intelligence powered cyber tools to crack down on a wide range of crimes, especially against children. The Kerala police will also be able to use the artificial intelligence technology to track missing persons, especially child missing cases.

According to a report, the Interpol even let the state police access their latest cyber investigation tool, named the Internet Crimes Against Children and Child Online Protective Services (ICACCOPS) programme. The tool helps in targeted surveillance of persons who share child pornography on peer run websites.

The programme can track online searches for child abuse content and identify IP addresses to track the location of those who share child pornography.

The programme helped Kerala police arrest 32 people in the last one week, who were remanded in judicial custody with the search operation.

More than mainstream porn, those interested in children shared commonplace videos of children in their homes, schools, parks etc. 

It was noticed that domestic violence videos involving children had a higher viewer count.

The programme can also be tweaked to conduct surveillance of persons suspected to have terrorist links, detect online fraudsters and a variety of other criminal activities.

(With inputs from IANS)

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