UK: Facial recognition firm faces possible £17m privacy fine

An Australian firm which claims to have a database of more than 10 billion facial images is facing a potential £17m fine over its handling of personal data in the UK. The Information Commissioner’s Office said it had significant concerns Read More …

REvil ransomware affiliates arrested in Romania and Kuwait

Romanian law enforcement authorities have arrested two suspects believed to be Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware affiliates on November 4, both of them allegedly responsible for infecting thousands of victims. DIICOT (the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism) and judicial police Read More …

Europol: 12 Targeted For Involvement In Ransomware Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure

A total of 12 individuals wreaking havoc across the world with ransomware attacks against critical infrastructure have been targeted as the result of a law enforcement and judicial operation involving eight countries. These attacks are believed to have affected over Read More …

Money launderers for Russian hacking groups arrested in Ukraine

The Ukrainian cybercrime police force has arrested members of a group of money launderers and hackers at the request of U.S. intelligence services. In a press release by Ukraine’s SSU, law enforcement says the individuals engaged in large-scale international operations Read More …

European Parliament passes non-binding resolution to ban facial recognition

The European Parliament has voted in favour to a resolution banning law enforcement from using facial recognition systems. In explaining the resolution, the European Parliament said the use of AI by law enforcement currently poses various risks spanning opaque decision-making, 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 …