Cyber-enabled financial crime: USD 130 million intercepted in global INTERPOL police operation

LYON, France – An INTERPOL police operation to tackle online fraud has seen almost 1000 suspects arrested and the seizure of USD 129,975,440 worth of virtual assets. Fraud investigators around the world worked together over five months (28 June – Read More …

Azerbaijan will open cybersecurity center with Israeli support

Azerbaijan is going to open a cybersecurity center with Israeli support, Azerbaijani Minister of Digital Development and Transport Rashad Nabiyev said on Thursday. According to the minister, the center is more likely to start its activities soon. “A cybersecurity center Read More …

Singapore champions Asean CERT as region’s cyber armour

The Asean Regional Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has been formally established, operating as a virtual centre comprising analysts and incident respondents from across member states. It is tipped to play a key role in beefing up the region’s cyber Read More …

Europol: 31 arrested for stealing cars by hacking keyless tech

With the support of Europol and Eurojust, the French authorities in cooperation with their Spanish and Latvian counterparts have dismantled a car theft ring which used a fraudulent software to steal vehicles without using the physical key fob. The criminals Read More …

Togo commits to African cybersecurity hub in Lomé

he West African nation of Togo is set to become the home of a new African Center for Coordination and Research in Cybersecurity. The central hub, to be located in Lomé, will serve to collect cybersecurity information and intelligence for Read More …

Europol: Phishing gang behind several million euros worth of losses busted in Belgium and the Netherlands

A cross-border operation, supported by Europol and involving the Belgian Police (Police Fédérale/Federale Politie) and the Dutch Police (Politie), resulted in the dismantling of an organised crime group involved in phishing, fraud, scams and money laundering. The action day on Read More …

Takedown of SMS-based FluBot spyware infecting Android phones

An international law enforcement operation involving 11 countries has resulted in the takedown of one of the fastest-spreading mobile malware to date. Known as FluBot, this Android malware has been spreading aggressively through SMS, stealing passwords, online banking details and Read More …

Online scamming fraud: three Nigerians arrested in INTERPOL Operation Killer Bee

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested the suspects in a sting operation conducted simultaneously in the Lagos suburb of Ajegunle and in Benin City, 300 km to the East of the commercial capital. The Nigerian sting operation comes Read More …