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Police seize and dismantle massive phishing operation

Europol has coordinated a joint operation to arrest members of a cybercrime gang and effectively dismantle their campaigns that netted million in Euros. This operation also led the Belgian Police (Police Fédérale/Federale Politie) and the Dutch Police (Politie) to nine arrests, 24 house searches, and the seizure of firearms, ammunition, jewelry, electronic d
Publish At:2022-06-23 07:53 | Read:269 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering Belgian Police dutch police europol Feder

RaidForums Gets Raided, Alleged Admin Arrested

p>The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said today it seized the website and user database for RaidForums, an extremely popular English-language cybercrime forum that sold access to more than 10 billion consumer records stolen in some of the world’s largest data breaches since 2015. The DOJ also charged the alleged administrator of RaidForums — 21
Publish At:2022-04-12 16:14 | Read:1311 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 Diogo San

Infamous dark net carding site UniCC to close

UniCC, the largest site on the dark web that sells credit card and debit card information, will close up shop for good, taking its affiliate site, LuxSocks, with it, too. According to Elliptic, a company that offers risk solutions for cryptoassets, the unknown UniCC administrators have made an estimated $358M USD in cryptocurrency for selling stolen credit c
Publish At:2022-01-18 08:50 | Read:2640 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security world Alex Hudson Arbix Finance bitcoin carding dar

Europol IOCTA 2021 Report: The Key Takeaways

Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, recently published the 2021 Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report. The report, which is Europol’s flagship strategic product that provides a law enforcement focused assessment of evolving threats and key developments in the area of cybercrime, highlights the expansion o
Publish At:2021-12-23 09:57 | Read:2774 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Crime Cybercriminal Dark Web

Europol arrested 1800 money mules as part of an anti-money-laundering operation

Europol identified 18,351 money mules and arrested 1,803 of them as part of an international anti-money-laundering operation codenamed EMMA 7. Europol has identified 18,351 money mules and arrested 1,803 of them as part of an international anti-money-laundering operation codenamed EMMA 7. The operation is the result of a joint effort of 27 countries
Publish At:2021-12-02 06:23 | Read:1331 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Security Cybercrime Emma 7 Europol

Ransom Disclosure Act would mandate ransomware payment reporting

In an effort to better understand and clamp down on the ransomware economy and its related use of cryptocurrencies, US Senator and past presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren and US House Representative Deborah Ross introduced a new bill last week that would require companies and organizations to report any paid ransomware demands to the Secretary of the Depa
Publish At:2021-10-12 18:06 | Read:3536 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Clop colonial pipeline Colonial Pipeline attack D

Police take a piece out of a ransomware gang, but won’t say which one

One of the world’s ransomware groups appears to be a couple of members short today—and about two million dollars less rich—but nobody is sure which one. Police are staying tight-lipped about who’s short-handed following the arrest of two individuals in Kyiv, Ukraine. The arrests are part of a joint operation by the FBI, the French National Gendar
Publish At:2021-10-04 18:06 | Read:1191 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware bitcoin clop ransomware cryptocurrency europol fb

Italian mafia cybercrime sting leads to 100+ arrests

The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) has successfully dismantled an organized crime ring of hundreds of members in a sting operation supported by Europol, the Italian National Police (Polizia di Stato), and Eurojust. This is the end result of a year-long investigation. The organized crime ring, which operated in Spain’s Canary Islands, is said t
Publish At:2021-09-23 11:20 | Read:1254 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams AMD Anti-Mafia Directorate bec Business Email Compromi

Europol arrested 106 fraudsters, members of a major crime ring

Europol, along with Italian and Spanish police, dismantled a major crime organization linked to the Italian Mafia that focuses on online frauds. Europol, along with law enforcement agencies in Italy and Spain, has dismantled a major crime group linked to the Italian Mafia that was involved in online fraud, drug trafficking, money laundering, and property
Publish At:2021-09-20 09:28 | Read:2595 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cybercrime Cybersecurity cybersecu

Police seize DoubleVPN data, servers, and domain

A coordinated effort between global law enforcement agencies—led by the Dutch National Police—shut down a VPN service that was advertised on cybercrime forums. The VPN company promised users the ability to double- and triple-encrypt their web traffic to obscure their location and identity. The service, called DoubleVPN, had its domain page seized on June
Publish At:2021-06-30 17:06 | Read:1565 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Clop doublevpn emotet eurojust europol vpn

Clop stopped? Ransomware gang loses Tesla and other treasures in police raid

Ukrainian law enforcement officials announced Wednesday that they had arrested several individuals involved in criminal activity committed by the Clop ransomware gang, a cybercriminal gang that helped popularize the “double extortion” model of not only threatening to encrypt a victim’s files, but also threatening to release confidential data that was stolen
Publish At:2021-06-16 16:03 | Read:1224 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news Ransomware Clop clop ransomware emotet eur

800 arrests after police dupe crime groups into using backdoored phones

An international operation that monitored an encrypted device company under control of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) has led to a massive, coordinated string by law enforcement in a several countries. The setup Law enforcement agencies around the world have long campaigned for encryption backdoors, so
Publish At:2021-06-08 11:52 | Read:1286 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports AFP ANOM europol fbi Greenlight Ironside TOLA trojan

Trojan Shield, the biggest ever police operation against encrypted communications

Trojan Shield operation: The FBI and Australian Federal Police ran an encrypted chat platform that was used by crime gangs and intercepted their communications. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Dutch National Police (Politie), and the Swedish Police Authority (Polisen), along with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and police f
Publish At:2021-06-08 09:28 | Read:1463 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cybersecurity cybersecurity news e

European police dismantle major online investment fraud ring that causes €30 Million in losses

A joint operation of European law enforcement agencies and coordinated by Europol dismantled a criminal ring involved in investment fraud. A joint investigation of European law enforcement agencies supported by Europol and Eurojust dismantled a large criminal network involved in investment fraud and money laundering. The operation, led by Germany, in
Publish At:2021-05-15 13:54 | Read:1818 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cybercrime Cybersecurity cybersecu

Task Force delivers strategic plan to address global ransomware problem

The Ransomware Task Force (RTF), a think tank composed of more than 60 volunteer experts who represent organizations encompassing industries and governments, has recently pushed out a comprehensive and strategic plan for tackling the increasing threat and evolution of ransomware. The report, entitled “Combating Ransomware – A Comprehensive Fra
Publish At:2021-04-30 19:54 | Read:2217 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware cisa Combating Ransomware Cybersecurity and Infra

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