Latest Europol Stories

Worldwide Web Cam Hacking Raid Results In Nearly 100 Arrests
2014-05-20 11:25:25

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, international law enforcement agencies announced that nearly 100 people were arrested in a worldwide crackdown aimed at the creators, sellers and users of malicious commercial software called Blackshades Remote Access Tool (RAT). This malware can be used to remotely seize control of a victim's computer, access and view documents, record keystrokes and most ominously of all it can be used to activate an infected computer's...

2014-02-12 16:28:37

Company joins forces with the Organization of American States, Europol and FIS to expand efforts to make the Internet safer for consumers worldwide. REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. announced three new global partnerships Wednesday with the Organization of American States, Europol and FIS to increase cooperation between international law enforcement and the private sector in combatting cybercrime and helping build a safer Internet. (Photo:...

Europol Takes Down Ransomware Cybercrime Gang
2013-02-14 05:11:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Europol announced on Wednesday that it has broken up a well-organized gang of cybercriminals that extorted millions of euros from online users in more 30 countries by persuading them pay phony police fines. The group used a "ransomware" virus that locked victims´ computers, and then displayed messages claiming the action was taken by authorities based on the users´ abusive Internet usage. The message told victims they...

2011-07-06 05:25:00

The U.K. government last year identified cybercrime as being second only to terrorism. Such a threat has made it necessary for a new alliance to form between businesses, the U.K. government and international police forces like the Europol. The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) has been set up to fight against cybercriminals on a global scale. "Active international partnerships are central to tackling cybercrime," James Brokenshire, a U.K. Home Office (Interior Ministry)...

2011-05-04 11:03:33

With the advancement of technology, the Internet has become a major tool for European organized crime, top officials at Europol say. These criminals use the Internet for drugs and human trafficking as well as money laundering and cybercrime. "Organized crime is a multi"“billion euro business in Europe and it is growing in scale. The further expansion of Internet and mobile technologies, the proliferation of illicit trafficking routes and methods as well as opportunities offered by the...

2011-03-16 14:20:00

International police led by a UK team report that they have shut down the largest Internet pedophile ring. According to a BBC report, the ring had 70,000 followers at its peak, leading to 4,000 intelligence reports being sent to police across 30 countries. There have been 670 suspects and 230 abused children identified as part of the operation. Detectives told BBC that 184 people have been arrested, and 121 of them were in the U.K. About 60 children have been protected in the U.K. Operation...

2011-02-15 07:38:00

NEW YORK and BERLIN, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When so many of today's criminals are mobile and online, what tools can help investigators to uncover hidden threats and leads? The answer sits with John Gill, VP, Global Agency Practice at 3i-MIND and former White House Chief Security Officer. At 11:00 a.m. CET today, Gill will speak at the European Police Congress about Internet crime and the use of open source intelligence tools in the 21st Century. Gill will examine recent criminal...

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