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Australia signs cybercrime agreement with Thailand

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Australia is intensifying co-operation with Thailand on cybercrime in a bid to boost regional commercial security.

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In Bangkok on an official visit with senior leadership of the Thai Royal Police, Australia's first Ambassador for Cybercrime Tobias Feakin signed an agreement with Thailand that will see the two countries work together in the face of growing challenges posed by cybercriminal networks in Asia.

"Criminals and nefarious actors can adapt and absorb all [this information] so much quicker than governments," Feakin told AAP.

"So if we're not talking about it, sharing best practice, and keeping on the move as well, then we will soon find ourselves behind by quite a margin."

Australia will also provide support in "cybercrime digital forensic development" to the Thai Royal Police, national security, and foreign affairs officials.

Australia already co-operates with Thailand through the Royal Thai Police and Office of Narcotics Control Board, based on threats by transnational criminals, including Australian biker gangs linked to drug trafficking.

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