Cybersecurity and threat news for Europe, the Middle East & Africa
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Europol cracks down on counterfeit sites; arrests 12 people
“This is a result of Europol’s comprehensive approach to make the internet a safer place for consumers."
27 Nov 18
Operation Warenagent arrests 15 online fraudsters across Europe
The scam network is thought to be responsible for more than 35,000 cases of fraud and has caused more than EUR 18 million in damage.
23 Jul 18
French national behind UK data breach caught in Thailand
Europol has revealed details surrounding the arrest of a 25-year-old coder who allegedly helped to extort a British organisation.
19 Jun 18
BT and Europol join forces to stem ‘global cybercrime epidemic’
It’s clear cybercrime is increasingly becoming a global issue with organisations around the world realising power lies in collaboration.
17 May 18
‘World’s biggest’ DDoS market BUSTED, but experts remain cynical
Europol has announced another major takedown that is a triumph for the ‘good guys’, but experts say it only shows how easy it is for cybercriminals.
26 Apr 18
Global cybercrime lord busted, but expert says just a drop in the ocean
Cybereason's senior director says the arrest of the Carbanak gangleader will just look like a 'rounding error' for overall cybercrime profits.
29 Mar 18
Mastermind of EUR 1 BILLION global cybercrime gang arrested
Europol has arrested the suspected leader of the Carbanak gang with the cooperation of law enforcement around the world, but experts remain sceptical.
27 Mar 18
Microsoft, ESET & law enforcement disrupt Gamarue botnet
Microsoft, ESET, the FBI, Interpol, Europol and other security stakeholders have collectively dismantled a major botnet operation known as Gamarue.
06 Dec 17
CASE STUDY: War on ransomware marching forward with Europol coalition
Authorities estimated global losses from ransomware in 2016 to be more than $200 billion - this coalition was formed to address this.
07 Nov 17
Europol: Legislation overhaul needed as cybercrime is ‘unprecedented’
A new report from Europol has revealed cybercrime is running rampant with ransomware reigning supreme - and a crackdown on criminals is essential.
30 Sep 17
No more ransom - stopping ransomware on a global scale
"This collaboration goes beyond intelligence sharing, consumer education, and takedowns to actually help repair the damage inflicted upon victims,"
26 Jul 16