On 1 July, Europol launched the the European Union Internet Referral Unit to combat terrorist propaganda and related violent extremist activities on the Internet

EU’s Internet Referral Unit set to combat terrorist and violent extremist propaganda

Europol has launched the European Union Internet Referral Unit, which is designed to combat terrorist propaganda and related violent extremist activities on the Internet. Terrorists’ use of the Internet and social media has increased significantly in recent years. Jihadist...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
EC3 operates from Europol's hq in The Hague

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
Cyber fraudsters have been stopped in their tracks thanks to a law enforcement operation co-ordinated by Europol

International Europol operation successfully dismantles financial cyber fraud gang

On Wednesday 10 June, a joint international operation led to the dismantling of a group of cyber criminals active in Italy, Spain, Poland, the UK, Belgium and Georgia, the members of which are suspected of committing financial fraud involving e-mail account intrusions. The...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
Europol's headquarters in The Hague

Production of counterfeit goods across the EU “on the rise” warns Europol

Publication of the first extensive and in-depth Situation Report on Counterfeiting in the European Union (EU) is the direct result of a joint project carried out by EU agencies Europol and the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) through the European Observatory...
Posted On 05 May 2015
The scourge of human trafficking is now a huge problem for national Governments

Targeted Human Trafficking raids result in arrests of 24 suspects across the UK

Europol has supported British and Slovak law enforcement authorities in dismantling a large organised crime group believed to have been involved in human trafficking. Based in the UK and Slovakia, the criminal gang is suspected of people trafficking – including children...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015
Thanks to support from Europol and Eurojust, a criminal gang responsible for defrauding EU Member States of around EUR 150 million has been dismantled in a joint action targeting VAT fraud

Major Europe-wide VAT fraud network dismantled with support from Europol and Eurojust

On Tuesday 3 March in a joint action targeting VAT fraud, law enforcement and prosecution authorities from Germany and the Netherlands – supported by Europol and Eurojust – dismantled a criminal gang responsible for defrauding EU Member States of around EUR 150...
Posted On 06 Mar 2015
Europol is supporting the EU's Member States in fighting the scourge of card fraud

Europol supports EU-funded project designed to combat payment card fraud

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has been supportive of an 18-month EU-funded project designed to fight payment card fraud. Initiated by UK authorities, the project has resulted in the arrest of 59 individuals, 32 prosecutions and 17 convictions as well as the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015