Steven Wilson and Maria Vello sign the Memorandum of Understanding at Europol's headquarters
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Europol’s EC3 and Cyber Defence Alliance step up co-operation in fight against fraudsters

On Thursday 27 September, representatives of Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cyber Defence Alliance Limited (CDA), a group of British-based banks and law enforcement agencies which work together to share intelligence...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
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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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EU Law Enforcement and Google confront terrorist propaganda in latest Europol Referral Action Days

On Monday 9 July and Tuesday 10 July, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the tenth joint Referral Action Days with colleagues from specialist units in the UK, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. This time around, the campaign was focused on different...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Europol raids at European airports result in 140-plus arrests in fight against fraud

Europol has co-ordinated raids at European airports, targeting criminals trying to travel using fraudulently bought tickets. As the peak summer holiday time approaches, over 141 individuals were arrested last week in the latest law enforcement swoop which took place at over 226...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
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Terrorist threat remains high in European Union despite decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

Europol’s 2018 EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report provides a concise overview of the nature of the terrorist threat the European Union (EU) faced in 2017. Last year, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the EU – reason enough for Europol...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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37th International East-West Security Conference examines global trends and threats

Attending the 37th Edition of the International East-West Security Conference were delegates representing private and public sector organisations from the Russian Federation and the Ukraine. Organised by Capricorn Conferences and Exhibitions, the event ran on 4 and 5 June at the...
Posted On 15 Jun 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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BT joins forces with Europol on MoU in determined bid to build “safer cyber space”

BT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Europol to share knowledge about major cyber threats and attacks as the two organisations reinforce their efforts to create a safer cyber space for citizens, businesses and Governments alike. The agreement, which was signed...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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Catherine De Bolle succeeds Rob Wainwright as executive director of Europol

Catherine De Bolle, who previously served as Commissioner General of the Belgian Federal Police from 2012, has begun working in her new role as executive director of Europol – the EU agency for law enforcement co-operation – at the organisation’s headquarters in The Hague....
Posted On 02 May 2018
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World’s biggest marketplace selling Internet-paralysing DDoS attacks taken down

The administrators of the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) marketplace webstresser.org were arrested on 24 April as a result of Operation Power Off, a complex investigation led by the Dutch police and the UK’s own National Crime Agency with the support of Europol and a dozen...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018