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Korean company partners with UNODC to fight cyber-crime

Summary

In 2007, the NHN Corporation of the Republic of Korea made a donation of $500,000 to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to help establish a Virtual Forum against Cyber-crime. This strengthens the Office’s work in this area and is the first time that a private company has granted money to UNODC.

Located on a “digital platform” the Forum will help law enforcement bodies, criminal justice officials and researchers from developing countries gain access to training courses and technical advice on how to prevent and investigate cyber-crime. The Forum will also act as a communication centre for cybercrime experts. Course and training materials have been developed and training will be piloted in Viet Nam and launched in 2008.

The NHN Corporation is an internet content provider and a leader in online services in Asia. It has been providing technical and advisory services for the Forum since its inception in 2006.