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 …

Urgent global response needed for “insidious” cybercrime – Interpol

SINGAPORE – New types of cybercrime are emerging all the time. Manipulative and well-organized cybercriminals are exploiting digital technologies to tailor their attacks and target weaknesses in online systems, networks and infrastructures. The complex and borderless nature of cybercrime is Read More …

INTERPOL: 14 arrests, thousands of illicit cyber networks disrupted in Africa operation

DAR ES SALAM, Tanzania – INTERPOL and AFRIPOL have coordinated an operation across 25 African countries that enabled investigators to arrest 14 suspected cybercriminals and identify 20,674 suspicious cyber networks, highlighting the surge in digital insecurity and cyber threats in Read More …

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 …

Sensitive FBI, Interpol Info Leaked From Israeli Firm Cellebrite, Court Documents Show

Sensitive and confidential information relating to intelligence, defense and law enforcement agencies across the globe, including the FBI and Interpol, leaked from Israeli firm Cellebrite, according to court documents cleared for publication at Haaretz’s request. The information is from 2015-2017 Read More …

Hundreds arrested and millions seized in global INTERPOL operation against social engineering scams

LYON, France — A worldwide crackdown on social engineering fraud has seen scammers identified globally, substantial criminal assets seized and new investigative leads triggered in every continent. The two-month (8 March – 8 May 2022) Operation, codenamed First Light 2022, 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 …

Interpol: More than 1,000 arrests and USD 27 million intercepted in massive financial crime crackdown

LYON, France – An operation coordinated by INTERPOL codenamed HAECHI-II saw police arrest more than 1,000 individuals and intercept a total of nearly USD 27 million of illicit funds, underlining the global threat of cyber-enabled financial crime. Taking place over Read More …