This collaboration allowed 65 raids to be carried out in compliance with orders issued by various courts, the Ministry of the Interior said in a statement.
The operations cover criminal activities ranging from personal fraud and money laundering to industrial property violations, the ministry added.
In the text, he urged citizens and parents not to share photos or personal information on any social network because there are those who take advantage of the vulnerability of the internet to start scams and extortion.
Banks and the financial sector are urging a national cybercrime law due to the rise of phishing, which consists of sending an email to a user pretending to be a legitimate entity (social network, bank, public institution, etc.).
Cybercriminals in this case not only aim to steal account holders’ money but also identities, sell personal information on the black market, kidnap data, and commit other illegalities.
The Superintendency of Banks, based on Kaspersky Cybersecurity analysis in Guatemala, warns that in August 2022, phishing will grow by 188 percent.
Of the incidents referred to clients in its units, of the total cases reported in the first eight months of 2023, 97 percent correspond to this event, he said.
The Congress of the Republic (unicameral) issued Decree 39 on August 4 last year, in which it approved the Law on Prevention and Protection Against Cybercrime.
Therefore, according to experts, it creates criminal figures and adapts criminal regulations against cybercrimes.
The regulations, however, received many objections from different sectors, and in this context, the Legislative Body published Agreement 14-2022 in the official gazette, where it is archived.