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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:2301 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware cisa Combating Ransomware Cybersecurity and Infra

Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments

Some of the world’s top tech firms are backing a new industry task force focused on disrupting cybercriminal ransomware gangs by limiting their ability to get paid, and targeting the individuals and finances of the organized thieves behind these crimes. In a 81-page report delivered to the Biden administration this week, top executives from Amazon, Ci
Publish At:2021-04-29 11:05 | Read:1752 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware The Coming Storm Amazon Cisco Department of Homel

How bitcoin payments unmasked a man who hired a Dark Web contract killer

An Italian citizen’s apparent attempt to hire a hitman on the Dark Web has been undone by clever analysis of his Bitcoin transactions. The man, who is reported to be an IT worker employed by a major corporation, is alleged to have paid the hitman to assassinate his former girlfriend. What happened? According to a news article published by Europe
Publish At:2021-04-12 09:19 | Read:1819 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports big data crypto-analysis Dark Web darkweb monitor eu

Man arrested after hired a hitman on the dark web

A joint operation of Europol and the Italian Postal and Communication Police resulted in the arrest of an Italian national who hired a hitman on the dark web. Europol and the Italian Postal and Communication Police (Polizia Postale e delle Comunicazioni) arrested an Italian national as part of the “Operation Hitman” because he is suspected of
Publish At:2021-04-08 05:11 | Read:2057 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web Cybercrime Dark Web Europ

Criminals arrested after trusting encrypted chat app cracked by police

Police in the Netherlands and Belgium have made hundreds of raids, and arrested at least 80 people, after cracking into an encrypted phone network used by organised criminals.In a press release, Europol said that crime-fighting authorities in France, Belgium and the Netherlands had not only arrested a large number of suspected criminals, but also shut down t
Publish At:2021-03-11 13:32 | Read:1819 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection apps encryption Europol poli

Police credit “unlocked” SKY ECC encryption for organized crime bust

At the moment, I’m really torn, and I need your help. Let me tell you what is going on. I read these statements and they can’t both be true, right? “The continuous monitoring of the illegal Sky ECC communication service tool by investigators in three countries has provided invaluable insights into hundreds of millions of messages exchanged between crimina
Publish At:2021-03-11 12:24 | Read:1890 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports encrochat encryption eurojust europol

Law enforcement arrested 8 people that targeted celebrities with SIM swapping attacks

A total of eight criminals have been arrested on 9 February as a result of an international police operation into a series of SIM swapping attacks.  Eight men were arrested in England and Scotland as part of a year-long international investigation into a series of SIM swapping attacks targeting high-profile victims in the United States. The invest
Publish At:2021-02-11 03:55 | Read:2331 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cybercrime Europol Hacking hacking

Emotet takedown – Europol attacks “world’s most dangerous malware”

byPaul DucklinNot long ago, we wrote on Naked Security about a new-kid-on-the-block malware service called Buer Loader.The easiest way to explain what the Buer Loader gang were up to was simply to say, “Buer Loader is basically a new competitor to Emotet.”If you’ve followed the history of malware in recent years, you will definitely have he
Publish At:2021-01-31 22:25 | Read:2260 | Comments:0 | Tags:Botnet Law & order Malware bust Emotet Europol takedown

Pow! Emotet’s down. Is it out?

In a coordinated action, multiple law enforcement agencies have seized control of the Emotet botnet. Agencies from eight countries worked together to deliver what they hope will be a decisive blow against one of the world’s most dangerous and sophisticated computer security threats. The Emotet threat In a statement announcing the action,  Eu
Publish At:2021-01-27 18:42 | Read:2015 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Malwarebytes news botnet emotet europol malware take

International Action Targets Emotet Crimeware

Authorities across Europe on Tuesday said they’d seized control over Emotet, a prolific malware strain and cybercrime-as-service operation. Investigators say the action could help quarantine more than a million Microsoft Windows systems currently compromised with malware tied to Emotet infections. First surfacing in 2014, Emotet began as a banking tro
Publish At:2021-01-27 12:50 | Read:2241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News Ransomware Emotet Europol Operation Ladyb

European police infiltrate and dismantled EncroChat chat network

A joint operation conducted by European police arrested hundreds of criminals after that agents infiltrated into EncroChat encrypted chat network. In a joint operation conducted by European and British law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of hundreds of alleged drug dealers and other crooks. The police infiltrated into a global network of an en
Publish At:2020-07-04 14:32 | Read:3338 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Cybercrime EncroChat encry

Europol analyses on criminal operations in Europe during COVID-19 Crisis

Threat actors and criminal organizations continue to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to make money, Europol warns. Europol published a report that highlights how criminals organizations are adapting their operations attempting to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. The trend is similar to the one observed during previous financial crises,
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:26 | Read:2624 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Reports Security coronavirus Cyber

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:2398 | 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:3775 | 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:3481 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Target: Small Businesse

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