Stopping Abuse In The Digital Age: The Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative

Human trafficking is one of the most horrendous yet tragically overlooked crimes of our times. And the practice is unfortunately thriving in the digital age. For example, the BBC recently called out “Pig Butchering” call centers in South East Asia who are luring young people with promises of great jobs and perks “overseas”, only to literally trap them into a life existence they are not allowed to leave, working in criminal fraud call centers.

Charitable organizations such as the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII) are fighting to put an end to this modern “digital” slavery by donating time and resources to help investigate cases and working with police to shut down this shadow industry. While researching enhanced intelligence solutions to improve upon their mission, they approached HYAS, a world-leading authority on cyber adversary infrastructure, to better leverage their limited resources.

In a blog post, HYAS details how they are working with ATII, donating time and resources and joining in the battle to stop human trafficking. Larry Cameron, CISO for ATII said that HYAS Insight, “Saved us weeks of investigation time.” And when it comes to an industry as nefarious as human trafficking, each minute can mean the difference between life and death.

I encourage you to read the blog post and consider what you can do to fight this crime which is unacceptable by any standard.

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