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Shodan finds confidential Europol terrorist dossiers

Shodan finds confidential Europol terrorist dossiers

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Unprotected classified Europol files were linked to the internet and accessible via a hard drive found through Shodan

British teenagers caught up in international card fraud investigation

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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.

Law enforcement launches worldwide Dark Net crack down

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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: on an upward trend

Cyber-crime: on an upward trend

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.

European ransomware initiative gains 13 new member countries

European ransomware initiative gains 13 new member countries

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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's IOCTA report says cyber-crime on a sharp rise

Europol's IOCTA report says cyber-crime on a sharp rise

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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.

The Ransomware villain: Why companies mustn't rely on heroes

The Ransomware villain: Why companies mustn't rely on heroes

Andy Buchanan discusses why companies need to take practical steps to defend against the consistent threat of ransomware

Law enforcement and IT security companies join forces to fight ransomware

Law enforcement and IT security companies join forces to fight ransomware

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The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have joined forces to launch an initiative which will see the cooperation fight ransomware.

UN warns police are not up to targeting dark web superstores

UN warns police are not up to targeting dark web superstores

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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 mandate strengthened plus oversight increased

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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 and F-Secure sign MoU to share cyber-crime info

Europol and F-Secure sign MoU to share cyber-crime info

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Europol has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Finnish online security company F-Secure. The agreement aims to improve information sharing for fighting crime.

Arrested hackers revealed to be outfit behind MegalodonHTTP trojan

Arrested hackers revealed to be outfit behind MegalodonHTTP trojan

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Norwegian police and Europol feel collars of five cyber-criminals who are believed to be behind the MegalodonHTTP RAT.

'Key member' of DD4BC arrested in international crackdown

'Key member' of DD4BC arrested in international crackdown

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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.

12 arrested in Europe for improper use of RATs

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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).

FBI, Interpol and Microsoft cooperated in Dorkbot takedown

FBI, Interpol and Microsoft cooperated in Dorkbot takedown

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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.

Global efforts take down 37,000 websites selling counterfeit goods

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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.

Europol get new powers to target terrorists and cyber-gangs

Europol get new powers to target terrorists and cyber-gangs

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.

Europol creates first dark web training programme

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 clears out Darkode cyber-criminal forum

Law enforcement clears out Darkode cyber-criminal forum

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Law enforcement organisations from around the world have cleared out a hornet's nest of criminality, the notorious Darkode cyber-criminal forum.

Europol and friends bust MiTM malware gang

Europol and friends bust MiTM malware gang

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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: We need to talk about encryption

Law enforcement agencies: We need to talk about encryption

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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.

ICYMI: Barclays beefs up security, AVs vulnerable to Freak & getting InfoSec right

ICYMI: Barclays beefs up security, AVs vulnerable to Freak & getting InfoSec right

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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.

Exclusive: Barclays builds out security team with second Europol hire

Exclusive: Barclays builds out security team with second Europol hire

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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.

Europol leads takedown of Beebone botnet

Europol leads takedown of Beebone botnet

A joint operation by crime agencies and computer security companies has successfully taken down the Beebone botnet.

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