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'Combating Ransomware and Virtual Asset Exploitation in Child Protection: Insights from Southeast Asia and the Pacific'

This presentation delves into the alarming intersection of ransomware, virtual assets, and child exploitation, highlighting the use of cryptocurrencies in financial crimes against children. It examines the mechanics of ransomware attacks targeting minors, trends in virtual asset transactions for sexual extortion, and the complexities of virtual currencies in child exploitation.

A panel discussion will feature insights from Southeast Asia and the Pacific, addressing regional challenges and collaborative prevention strategies. The session concludes with strategic approaches for policy formulation and international cooperation to enhance detection, prosecution, and comprehensive child protection.

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Cybercrime Global Programme Officer UNODC

Julian Millan Platero

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