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Operation Pangea: Europol dismantles criminal gangs selling coronavirus medicine, surgical masks

Operation Pangea is the name of a joint international operation lead by the Interpol that seized €13 million in counterfeit drugs for care.  The Coronavirus outbreak is sustaining an unprecedented demand in hygiene products, surgical masks, and drugs that could care the COVID infection. The Europol announced the result of an international operation,
Publish At:2020-03-23 13:30 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime counterfeit drugs Europol Hacking

Europol busts up two SIM-swapping hacking rings

byLisa VaasAfter months-long, cross-border investigations, Europol announced on Friday that it’s arrested more than two dozen people suspected of draining bank accounts by hijacking victims’ phone numbers via SIM-swap fraud.Following a ramp-up in SIM-jacking over recent months, police across Europe have been gearing up to dismantle criminal netwo
Publish At:2020-03-17 07:39 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:2-factor Authentication Law & order Malware Security threats

Inside ‘Evil Corp,’ a $100M Cybercrime Menace

The U.S. Justice Department this month offered a $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Russian man indicted for allegedly orchestrating a vast, international cybercrime network that called itself “Evil Corp” and stole roughly $100 million from businesses and consumers. As it happens, for several years KrebsOn
Publish At:2019-12-16 15:35 | Read:695 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Target: Small Businesse

Europol: Ransomware remains top threat in IOCTA report

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, or Europol, just released its annual Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report for the year. And we weren’t surprised to find that ransomware, despite its palpable decline in volume these past few months—a trend we’ve also seen and documented—remains the most prominent threat in terms
Publish At:2019-10-14 23:20 | Read:731 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness bec Business Email Compromise child sexual exploit

Europol report – Cyber attacks against ATM networks on the rise

Cyber criminals are targeting ATM machines through the banks’ networks, the operations involve squads of money mules for the cashout. The Europe’s policing agency warns of a rise of cyber attacks against ATM machines. Criminal organizations are targeting ATM machines through the banks’ networks, the operations involve squads of money mules
Publish At:2017-09-27 05:25 | Read:3818 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime ATM Cybercrime Europol Hacking mal

After AlphaBay’s Demise, Customers Flocked to Dark Market Run by Dutch Police

Earlier this month, news broke that authorities had seized the Dark Web marketplace AlphaBay, an online black market that peddled everything from heroin to stolen identity and credit card data. But it wasn’t until today, when the U.S. Justice Department held a press conference to detail the AlphaBay takedown that the other shoe dropped: Police in The N
Publish At:2017-07-21 06:30 | Read:3833 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Alexandre Cazes AlphaBay Andrew McCabe Bitcoin dark ma

Exclusive: Dutch Cops on AlphaBay ‘Refugees’

Following today’s breaking news about U.S. and international authorities taking down the competing Dark Web drug bazaars AlphaBay and Hansa Market, KrebsOnSecurity caught up with the Dutch investigators who took over Hansa on June 20, 2017. When U.S. authorities shuttered AlphaBay on July 5, police in The Netherlands saw a massive influx of AlphaBay re
Publish At:2017-07-21 06:30 | Read:4184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other AlphaBay takedown Europol fbi Hansa Market Petra Haand

European police shut down the Elysium website, a major child porn platform

German police, in a joint operation with other law enforcement agencies, have shut down one of the major Dark Web child pornography site, the ‘Elysium website.’ German police have shut down one of the major Dark Web child pornography websites, the ‘Elysium.’ The Elysium website had more than 87,000 members, most of the users were from
Publish At:2017-07-09 09:50 | Read:3993 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web Cybercrime Darkweb Elysiu

European police target anti-malware detection services and their customers

An international operation conducted by the European police targeted customers of counter antivirus and crypter services: 6 arrested and tens of interviewed The Germany’s Kriminalinspektion Mayen along with the Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) have arrested six individuals and interviewed dozens of suspects as part of an international law enforceme
Publish At:2017-06-15 14:56 | Read:3626 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime anti-malware detection services Cy

European law enforcement takes down Darknet marketplace

Europol supported the Slovak NAKA crime unit in an operation that resulted in the seizure of the Bloomsfield darknet marketplace. Another success of the European police, last week Europol supported the Slovak NAKA crime unit in the arrest of a Slovak national believed to operate the Bloomsfield darknet marketplace dealing in drugs and arms. “Bloomsfiel
Publish At:2017-05-08 04:40 | Read:4053 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web Bloomsfield Cybercrime Da

Europol, European police agencies and private actors dismantled cybercrime ring

The Europol coordinated an international operation that dismantled a cybercrime ring that was offering services and tools to conceal malware. The Europol dismantled a cybercrime ring as the result of a joint investigation conducted by Spanish and British law enforcement authorities (The Spanish National Police, the UK’s Regional Cyber Crime Unit for Tacklin
Publish At:2017-04-26 07:51 | Read:3464 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime cybercrime ring

Europol coordinated operation against international cybercrime ring

Five members of an international cybercrime gang have been arrested as a result of an investigation coordinated by the Europol. A joint operation conducted by the Europol and the Asian law enforcement allowed to arrest five members of an international organised cybercrime gang focused on cyber attacks on ATMs, three of them have been convicted. It has been e
Publish At:2017-01-28 13:05 | Read:3698 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Asia ATM Cybercrime Europe Europol

FBI Arrests Man for Using Xtreme DDoS-for-Hire Service

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has arrested a man for renting out portions of the Xtreme DDoS-for-hire service to conduct distributed denial of service attacks.On 9 December, the FBI arrested and charged Sean Sharma, a 26-year-old graduate student at the University of Southern California, for launching a DDoS attack against the San Francisco-base
Publish At:2016-12-19 22:10 | Read:3667 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News botnet DDoS Europol Operation Tarpit VP

‘Operation Tarpit’ Targets Customers of Online Attack-for-Hire Services

Federal investigators in the United States and Europe last week arrested nearly three-dozen people suspected of patronizing so-called “booter” services that can be hired to knock targeted Web sites offline. The global crackdown is part of an effort by authorities to weaken demand for these services by impressing upon customers that hiring someone
Publish At:2016-12-14 04:15 | Read:4507 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other ddos-for-hire services DYN DDoS Europol fbi Grant Mans

Dozens of teenagers arrested by the Europol over DDoS attacks

The Europol announced a joint international operation targeting teenagers suspected to have used DDOS cyber attack tools. The Europan law enforcement agency Europol has announced that police from 13 countries across the world have arrested 34 users of DDoS attack tools and interviewed and warned 101 suspects. “From 5 to 9 December 2016, Europol and l
Publish At:2016-12-13 19:45 | Read:4763 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Laws and regulations booters Cyber

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