European Cybercrime Center
Headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands, Europol assists the EU Member States in their fight against serious international crime and terrorism. Europol also works with many non-EU partner states and international organizations. Europol set up the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in 2013 to strengthen the law enforcement response to cybercrime in the EU and thus to help protect European citizens, businesses and governments from online crime. The EC3 focuses on cybercrimes that (1) are committed by organized crime groups, particularly those generating large criminal profits, such as online fraud; (2) seriously harm victims, such as online child sexual exploitation; and (3) impact critical infrastructure and information systems in the EU, including cyber attacks.