Tag: Europol

Europol Releases the 2016 Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment

The Europol’s newest report, the 2016 Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment, was released yesterday. The report cites that due to the increase in cyber criminals using sophisticated tools, it has become more difficult for law enforcement to apprehend these criminals. The Europol’s report covers what different types of Malware have been released, child-related internet threats, payment fraud, and data breaches. It also contains tips for the general public on how …
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“No More Ransom” Initiative Wants To End Ransomware

The fight against ransomware is in full effect, as some of the biggest players in the industry are teaming up. A new collaboration between Intel, Kaspersky, and Europol, seeks to shut down down ransomware once and for all. For the time being, it remains to be seen how they will achieve this, although there are some things they can do to bring this cyber threat to a halt. Bringing Down …
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Europol Report Shows Terrorists Are Not Using Bitcoin

A recent publication by the International Business Times finally sheds some light on how terrorist organization ISIS has never used Bitcoin in the past. While many people strongly feel the popular digital currency offers perfect anonymity, it is one of the most transparent payment solutions in the world today. Moving Bitcoin funds around the world on an anonymous level is not possible for long, and terrorists prefer other payment options, …
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International Task Force Takes Down Bitcoin DDoS Extortion Group DD4BC

A international task force of law enforcement agencies with the assistance of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre and the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce, executed arrest warrants against key members of DD4BC, one of the most notorious DDoS Bitcoin extortion gangs in the world. Operation Pleiades, which was executed on December 15 and 16, resulted in several properties being searched in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the arrest of two suspects. “Multiple property …
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