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Europol publishes SIRIUS EU Digital Evidence Situation Report 2019

A new report just issued by Europol aims to paint a detailed picture of the access status afforded to European Union (EU) Member States when it comes to electronic evidence held by foreign-based online service providers in 2018. The report presents data in relation to the volume...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Cyber crime site selling hacking tool taken down following international operation

A website which sold a hacking tool purchased by cyber criminals in 124 countries and gave full remote control of victims’ computers has been taken down following an international investigation. 14,500 people across the world purchased the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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European police chiefs focus on serious and organised crime at 2019 Convention

Serious and organised crime has been evolving over the last 20 years in terms of the number of criminal organisations, their modus operandi, the use of technology and organised crime’s ability to infiltrate infrastructures and the public sector and exploit legislative loopholes....
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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18 arrested in UK and Romania for 20 million Euro fake train tickets scam

An organised crime group involved in railway ticket fraud has been taken down thanks to joint action by the British and Romanian authorities. Europol assisted the operation on the spot by deploying a mobile office to Romania during the Action Day. Eurojust supported the national...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union (EU) data sharing and co-operation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems. The contingency plans, which were agreed upon by all chief...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Law enforcement co-ordination “the only cure” for criminality on The Dark Web

Law enforcement agencies from 28 countries across the globe have met at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague to share knowledge and expertise and discuss a co-ordinated approach towards tackling crime on The Dark Web. Experts from Eurojust, the European Commission, the...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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159 arrests and 766 money mules identified in global action week against money muling

Law enforcement authorities from 26 countries, supported by Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation, joined forces in the third co-ordinated global action against money muling for the European Money Mule Action (EMMA3). During the week beginning 20 November, 159...
Posted On 30 Nov 2017
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Europol supports joint investigation targeting international human trafficking crime gang

As a result of co-ordinated and joint operational activities, authorities from Slovakia and the UK – supported by both Europol and Eurojust – have actively dismantled an organised criminal group involved in trafficking Slovak victims for the purposes of sham marriages...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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Northern Ireland’s delicate peace process and security “at risk” should the UK leave the EU

Northern Ireland’s security, economy and delicate peace process will be negatively affected should the UK vote to leave the European Union (EU). This is the argument put forward in a new article published by the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute. As the EU Referendum...
Posted On 04 May 2016
EC3 operates from Europol's hq in The Hague
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Mandate of Joint Cyber Crime Action Task Force extended after successful first six months

Launched on 1 September 2014 to further strengthen the fight against cyber crime in the European Union (EU) and beyond, the Joint Cyber Crime Action Task Force’s (J-CAT) mandate, initially set up for a period of six months, has been extended following its success. All...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015
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