Fraudsters Pose as Europol Chief in an Attempt to Steal Victims PayPal Account Details

  The federal police’s Computer Crime Unit is looking into an identity fraud case concerning Catherine De Bolle, the executive head of the EU’s law enforcement organization Europol. Fraudsters are masquerading as the director of Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement organization, to mislead individuals into providing their financial information.  The European Union Agency for […]

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VPN attacks up nearly 2000% as companies embrace a hybrid workplace

Nuspire released a report which outlines new cybercriminal activity and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) with additional insight from Recorded Future. “As companies return to a hybrid workplace, it’s crucial that they are aware of the evolving threat landscape,” said Craig Robinson, Program Director, Security Services at IDC. “The data highlighted in this threat report […]

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Trojan Shield, the biggest ever police operation against encrypted communications

Trojan Shield operation: The FBI and Australian Federal Police ran an encrypted chat platform that was used by crime gangs and intercepted their communications. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Dutch National Police (Politie), and the Swedish Police Authority (Polisen), along with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and police from 16 other […]

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European police dismantle major online investment fraud ring that causes €30 Million in losses

A joint operation of European law enforcement agencies and coordinated by Europol dismantled a criminal ring involved in investment fraud. A joint investigation of European law enforcement agencies supported by Europol and Eurojust dismantled a large criminal network involved in investment fraud and money laundering. The operation, led by Germany, involved authorities from Bulgaria, Israel, Latvia, […]

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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 finances of the organized thieves behind these crimes. In a 50-page report delivered to the Biden administration this week, top executives from Amazon, […]

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