UK: 150,000 arrest records ‘accidentally wiped from police database’

Home Secretary Priti Patel must “take responsibility” for the wiping of 150,000 arrest records from police databases, Labour has said. The records were accidentally wiped last week and they included fingerprint, DNA and arrest histories, according to The Times. The Read More …

Italian police arrest 2 in defense data theft case

Police in Italy have arrested two people in connection with the hacking of Italian aerospace and electronics company Leonardo, the Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. The Leonardo group also has a cybersecurity division that counts NATO among its customers and Read More …

Hackers leak details of 1,000 high-ranking Belarus police officers

A group of hackers has leaked on Saturday the names and personal details of more than 1,000 high-ranking Belarusian police officers in response to violent police crackdowns against anti-government demonstrations. The leaked data included names, dates of birth, and the Read More …

Ukraine arrests gang who ran 20 crypto-exchanges and laundered money for ransomware gangs

Law enforcement in Ukraine has announced today the arrest of a cybercrime gang who ran 20 cryptocurrency exchanges where they laundered more than $42 million in funds for criminal groups. The group, which authorities said had three members, has been Read More …

Online crime in Africa a bigger threat than ever before, INTERPOL report warns

Despite lower online connectivity, organized crime groups are using online tools for a range of illicit activities A new INTERPOL report on online organized crime in Africa shows how digitalization is transforming almost every major crime area across the continent. Read More …

INTERPOL report shows alarming rate of cyberattacks during COVID-19

An INTERPOL assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on cybercrime has shown a significant target shift from individuals and small businesses to major corporations, governments and critical infrastructure. With organizations and businesses rapidly deploying remote systems and networks to support Read More …

German authorities seize ‘BlueLeaks’ server that hosted data on US cops

German authorities have seized today a web server that hosted BlueLeaks, a website that provided access to internal documents stolen from US police departments. The server belonged to DDoSecrets (Distributed Denial of Secrets), an activist group that published the files Read More …

E.U. Authorities Crack Encryption of Massive Criminal and Murder Network

European law-enforcement officials have shut down an encrypted Android-based communications platform used exclusively by criminals to plot murders, traffic illegal drugs, commit money laundering and plan other organized crimes. An international law-enforcement team from the France and the Netherlands cracked the encryption Read More …