According to the U.S. State Department, a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLATs) allow generally for the exchange of evidence and information in criminal and related matters.
We're struggling every day just to get people to talk to each other and share the lessons they have learned, whereas our targets have entire forums devoted to sharing best practice in how to maximize their profits and minimize their exposure to the risks we bring to their business models. Until we catch up, we're always going to be one massive step behind them, and I don't relish that job security. The only saving grace comes back to the same IRA quote as I mentioned above: good cybercrime investigation is about turning over 10,000 little rocks looking for the one mistake that the miscreant made; so really they have to be lucky always, we only have to get lucky once.
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