Europol: New Major Interventions To Block Encrypted Communications Of Criminal Networks

Judicial and law enforcement authorities in Belgium, France and the Netherlands have in close cooperation enabled major interventions to block the further use of encrypted communications by large-scale organised crime groups (OCGs), with the support of Europol and Eurojust. The Read More …

World’s Most Dangerous Malware Emotet Disrupted Through Global Action

Law enforcement and judicial authorities worldwide have this week disrupted one of most significant botnets of the past decade: EMOTET. Investigators have now taken control of its infrastructure in an international coordinated action. This operation is the result of a Read More …

Europol: World’s Largest Illegal Dark Web Marketplace Taken Down

DarkMarket, the world’s largest illegal marketplace on the dark web, has been taken offline in an international operation involving Germany, Australia, Denmark, Moldova, Ukraine, the United Kingdom (the National Crime Agency), and the USA (DEA, FBI, and IRS). Europol supported Read More …

Exploiting AI – How Cybercriminals Misuse and Abuse Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) is swiftly fueling the development of a more dynamic world. AI, a subfield of computer science that is interconnected with other disciplines, promises greater efficiency and higher levels of automation and autonomy. Simply put, it is a Read More …

Jihadist radicalisation: an individual arrested in Spain for spreading terrorist propaganda online

The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) arrested a supporter of the so-called Islamic State terrorist organisation in an operation developed together with Europol. The suspect was searching, editing and further disseminating terrorist propaganda material to young people online. On 20 Read More …

20 Arrests In QQAAZZ Multi-Million Money Laundering Case

An unprecedented international law enforcement operation involving 16 countries has resulted in the arrest of 20 individuals suspected of belonging to the QQAAZZ criminal network which attempted to launder tens of millions of euros on behalf of the world’s foremost Read More …

Europol, Capgemini team up in cybercrime prevention, awareness campaigns

Europol and Capgemini have agreed to pool their resources in new cybersecurity awareness campaigns and the expansion of existing collaboration on threat intelligence. On Tuesday, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with the consultancy Read More …

Europol: Catching The Virus Cybercrime, Disinformation And The COVID-19 Pandemic

Cybercriminals have been among the most adept at exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic for the various scams and attacks they carry out. With a record number of potential victims staying at home and using online services across the European Union (EU) Read More …