Police bust global cyber gang accused of industrial-scale fraud

Police have taken down a gang accused of using a technology service that helped criminals use fraudulent text messages to steal from victims. They have arrested 37 people worldwide and are contacting victims. Officers say younger people who grew up Read More …

More than 3 000 law enforcement authorities now connected to Europol

As of today, over 3 000 law enforcement authorities from more than 70 countries and international entities are connected to Europol’s secure information exchange channel, known as SIENA (‘Secure Information Exchange Network Application’). The platform enables the swift exchange of Read More …

Unveiling the Fallout: Operation Cronos’ Impact on LockBit Following Landmark Disruption

The RaaS group LockBit that has been in operation since early 2020, grew to become one of the largest RaaS groups in the ransomware ecosphere and was responsible for 25% to 33% of all ransomware attacks in 2023. The group Read More …

DHS and DG CONNECT Announce Initiative Comparing Cyber Incident Reporting to Better Align Transatlantic Approaches

WASHINGTON – Today, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications, Networks, Content, and Technology (DG CONNECT) announced an initiative to compare cyber incident reporting elements that will inform cyber incident reporting requirements by Read More …

Southeast Asia’s three-nation partnership to fight cyber threats

From rampant job scams to sophisticated e-commerce attacks, cyber threats in Southeast Asia are skyrocketing. Singapore reportedly had more than 46,000 cybercrime cases in 2023, including job scams and e-commerce scams, the highest since 2016. Things were almost as bad in Read More …

Cybercrime Atlas: International effort to disrupt cybercrime moves into operational phase

The Cybercrime Atlas, a massive undertaking that aims to disrupt cybercriminals across the globe, enters its operational phase in 2024, two years after organizers laid the groundwork at the RSA Conference.… Its members now include 20-plus law enforcement agencies, private-sector Read More …

Law enforcement disrupt world’s biggest ransomware operation

In a significant breakthrough in the fight against cybercrime, law enforcement from 10 countries have disrupted the criminal operation of the LockBit ransomware group at every level, severely damaging their capability and credibility. LockBit is widely recognised as the world’s Read More …

Operation HAECHI IV: USD 300 million seized and 3,500 suspects arrested in international financial crime operation

LYON, FRANCE – A transcontinental police operation against online financial crime has concluded with almost 3,500 arrests and seizures of USD 300 million (approx. EUR 273 million) worth of assets across 34 countries. The six-month Operation HAECHI IV (July-December 2023) Read More …

U.S., South Korea, Japan to step up actions on North Korea cyber threats

The United States, South Korea and Japan agreed new initiatives on Saturday to respond to North Korea’s threats in cyberspace, including cryptocurrency abuses and space launches, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said. The three countries’ national security advisers Read More …

INTERPOL operation reveals further insights into ‘globalization’ of cyber scam centres

LYON, France – The first INTERPOL operation specifically targeting the phenomenon of human trafficking-fuelled fraud has revealed further evidence that the crime trend is expanding beyond Southeast Asia. Following five months of investigative coordination, law enforcement from participating countries carried Read More …