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 …

INTERPOL-led operation takes down prolific cybercrime ring

SEOUL, Korea – A 30-month transcontinental investigation and operation has resulted in arrests and Red Notices for suspects believed to be behind a global malware crime network. Two Red Notices, which are internationally wanted persons alerts, have been circulated to Read More …

Ransomware Gang Arrested In Ukraine With Europol’s Support

On 28 September, a coordinated strike between the French National Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie Nationale), the Ukrainian National Police (Національна поліція України) and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with the coordination of Europol and INTERPOL, has led to the Read More …

INTERPOL – Immediate action required to avoid Ransomware pandemic

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock has called for police agencies worldwide to form a global coalition with industry partners to prevent a potential ransomware pandemic. Speaking at the INTERPOL High-Level Forum on Ransomware (12 July), Secretary General Read More …