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EU-wide law enforcement action taken against buyers of counterfeit cash on Darknet

All over Europe, law enforcement agencies have performed actions against suspects who bought counterfeit Euro banknotes on illegal platforms on the Darknet. These actions, which have been co-ordinated by Europol, started on 19 November. The majority of the interventions took...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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(ISC)² appoints Mary-Jo de Leeuw as director of cyber security advocacy for EMEA

(ISC)2 – the non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals – has appointed Mary-Jo de Leeuw as the organisation’s director of cyber security advocacy for the EMEA region. In this role, de Leeuw will work to encourage corporations, Governments,...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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“Reckless campaign” of cyber attacks by Russian military intelligence service exposed

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified that a number of cyber actors widely known to have been conducting cyber attacks around the world are, in fact, the GRU (the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation). These...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
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National Crime Agency officers recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

The work of two National Crime Agency officers has been recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Tobi Mulder has received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to law enforcement and diversity, while a second officer (whose full...
Posted On 11 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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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
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EU law enforcers team up with Facebook and Instagram to combat online terrorist propaganda

On Thursday 11 January, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the eighth joint Referral Action Day with colleagues from the national referral units of the UK, Belgium and France to identify and secure the swift removal of terrorist and violent extremism content...
Posted On 12 Jan 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 introduces all-new SIRIUS platform in bid to facilitate online investigations

As criminals increasingly adopt the Crime-as-a-Service model, gaining easy access to tools and services for digitally-enabled crimes, law enforcement authorities face a highly complex challenge when conducting criminal investigations online. To address this challenge, and better...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017