Unprotected classified Europol files were linked to the internet and accessible via a hard drive found through Shodan
An international swoop on payment card fraudsters - or 'carders' - has resulted in the arrest of 15 suspects in Canada, Finland, Spain and the UK including an 18-year-old man in Birmingham.
A coordinated, worldwide crack down on the sale if illegal products on the Dark Net took place last week with law enforcement officials from more than a dozen countries taking part.
Cyber-crime growth is accelerating. Rob Wainwright reports how Europol's 2016 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment identifies an expanding cyber-criminal economy exploiting our increasingly Internet-enabled lives.
The fight against ransomware is going global as an initiative by the Dutch police and Europol begins to attract support from Europe and the rest of the world.
Europol has released its yearly Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report, which this year has highlighted a sharp incline in cyber-crime and identified eight cyber-crime trends.
Andy Buchanan discusses why companies need to take practical steps to defend against the consistent threat of ransomware
The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have joined forces to launch an initiative which will see the cooperation fight ransomware.
Not a place you want to go shopping, the 'anonymous online marketplace' was meant to protect civil liberties but is now better known as a nefarious network for the illicit drugs trade.
Europol's mandate has been strenghtened to provide new powers in the fight against cyber-crime and terrorism, while extra safeguards have been put in place to provide oversight and data protection for citizens.
Europol has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Finnish online security company F-Secure. The agreement aims to improve information sharing for fighting crime.
Norwegian police and Europol feel collars of five cyber-criminals who are believed to be behind the MegalodonHTTP RAT.
The cyber-extortionist gang DD4BC has reportedly suffered a blow as one of the group's key members was arrested and another detained this week in a crackdown which has brought together law enforcement agencies from around the world.
Europol and a variety of law enforcement around Europe were involved in an affair leading to 12 people being arrested for using remote access Trojans (RATs).
A coalition of law enforcement agencies partnered with technology companies and security vendors, including Microsoft, CERT.PL and ESET to take down a ring of over 1 million computers infected with the Dorkbot botnet, according to information provided by Microsoft, Interpol, and ESET.
In an effort by global law enforcement, over 37,000 websites selling counterfeit goods have been shut down during the time leading up to the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend.
Europe's police agency, Europol, is getting new powers to combat terrorism, cyber-crime and other cross-border threats, after more than 440 people were killed in terrorist attacks last month, including the Paris attacks.
With notable dark web marketplaces, including Darkode, being taken down recently, Europol announced the creation of a unique training course to prepare agents for this covert line of work.
Law enforcement organisations from around the world have cleared out a hornet's nest of criminality, the notorious Darkode cyber-criminal forum.
European law enforcement has cracked down and arrested members of a cyber-fraud gang, which stands accused of using social engineering and malware to steal more than £4 million from several large organisations.
Law enforcement agencies continue their fight against encryption, and are seeking new ways to work with private companies in order to catch criminals and terrorists.
The top stories on SC over the last week include Barclays poaching staff from Europol, anti-virus concerns and some useful advice for getting information security right.
Paul Gillen, head of operations at Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), will leave his position to take up a similar title at UK bank Barclays.
A joint operation by crime agencies and computer security companies has successfully taken down the Beebone botnet.
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