Europol IOCTA 2021 Report: The Key Takeaways

Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, recently published the 2021 Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report. The report, which is Europol’s flagship strategic product that provides a law enforcement focused assessment of ...

Police seize DoubleVPN data, servers, and domain

DoubleVPN, a VPN service that promised to double- and triple-encrypt web activity, was seized after allegedly being favored for cybercrime. Categories: Cybercrime Tags: Clopdoublevpnemoteteurojusteuropolvpn (Read more...) The post Police seize DoubleVPN data, ...
Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments

Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments

Some of the world's top tech firms are backing a new industry task force focused on disrupting cybercriminal ransomware gangs by limiting their ability to get paid, and targeting the individuals and ...
Criminals arrested after trusting encrypted chat app cracked by police

Criminals arrested after trusting encrypted chat app cracked by police

Police in the Netherlands and Belgium have made hundreds of raids, and arrested at least 80 people, after cracking into an encrypted phone network used by organised criminals. In a press release, ...
Кіберполіція викрила транснаціональне угруповання хакерів у розповсюдженні вірусу «EMOTET»

International Action Targets Emotet Crimeware

Authorities across Europe on Tuesday said they'd seized control over Emotet, a prolific malware strain and cybercrime-as-service operation. Investigators say the action could help quarantine more than a million Microsoft Windows systems ...
Trickbot on the Ropes Part 2: The QQAAZZ Money Laundering Ring

Trickbot on the Ropes Part 2: The QQAAZZ Money Laundering Ring

While shutting down the technical aspects of malware is critical (see Trickbot on the Ropes Part 1), the real disincentive to the criminals is when you hit them hard in the money.  ...
COVID-19 Exacerbated Existing Cybercrime Patterns, Europol Says

COVID-19 Exacerbated Existing Cybercrime Patterns, Europol Says

Europol has published its seventh Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), the agency’s annual cybercrime report containing updates on the latest trends and effects of cybercrime in the European Union and beyond ...
Europol: “The Hidden Internet Is No Longer Hidden, and Your Anonymous Activity is Not Anonymous”

Europol: “The Hidden Internet Is No Longer Hidden, and Your Anonymous Activity is Not Anonymous”

Europol this week has announced the arrest of 179 vendors of illicit goods on the dark web, in a coordinated operation known as DisrupTor. According to the press release, operation DisrupTor follows ...
Belarus Authorities Arrest GandCrab Ransomware Operator

Belarus Authorities Arrest GandCrab Ransomware Operator

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus has announced the arrest of a 31-year-old man who served as an affiliate in the infamous GandCrab ransomware-as-a-service program. “Office ‘K’ of the Ministry of ...
Bitdefender Accounts for 12% of the $632 Million Stopped by No More Ransom in Four Years

Bitdefender Accounts for 12% of the $632 Million Stopped by No More Ransom in Four Years

The No More Ransom decryption tool repository has so far registered over 4.2 million visitors from 188 countries. The repository has helped save an estimated $632 million for ransomware victims worldwide, with ...