Europol

Pierluigi Paganini May 11, 2024
Notorius threat actor IntelBroker claims the hack of the Europol

Notorius threat actor IntelBroker claims that Europol has suffered a data breach that exposed FOUO and other classified data. The threat actor IntelBroker announced on the cybercrime forum Breach the hack of the European law enforcement agency Europol. The hacker said that the compromised data includes FOUO (For Official Use Only) and other classified data, […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 03, 2024
Highly sensitive files mysteriously disappeared from EUROPOL headquarters

Serious security breach hits EU police agency A batch of highly sensitive files containing the personal information of top Europol executives mysteriously disappeared last summer The website Politico reported that the Europol has suffered a serious security breach, a batch of sensitive files of top law enforcement officials, including Europol Executive Director Catherine De Bolle, […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 14, 2024
Mastermind behind 1.8 million cryptojacking scheme arrested in Ukraine

The National Police of Ukraine, with the support of Europol, arrested the alleged mastermind behind a sophisticated cryptojacking scheme. The National Police of Ukraine, with the support of Europol, arrested an individual in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, on 9 January. The man is suspected to be the mastermind behind a sophisticated cryptojacking scheme that generated over USD […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 24, 2023
Europol and ENISA spotted 443 e-stores compromised with digital skimming

A joint law enforcement operation led by Europol and the ENISA, along with private security firms, identified 443 online shops compromised with digital skimming. Europol and ENISA collaborated in a joint law enforcement operation uncovering 443 online shops affected by digital skimming. The operation is part of EMPACT priority, a law enforcement activity targeting the criminals […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 28, 2023
Europol warns of criminal use of ChatGPT

Europol warns of cybercriminal organizations can take advantage of systems based on artificial intelligence like ChatGPT. EU police body Europol warned about the potential abuse of systems based on artificial intelligence, such as the popular chatbot ChatGPT, for cybercriminal activities. Cybercriminal groups can use chatbot like ChatGPT in social engineering attacks, disinformation campaigns, and other […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 16, 2023
Europol arrested cryptocurrency scammers that stole millions from victims

An international police operation led by Europol led to the arrest of cryptocurrency scammers targeting users all over the world. An international law enforcement operation conducted by authorities from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany and Serbia, supported by Europol and Eurojust, has dismantled a cybercrime ring involved in online investment fraud. The European police have supported this […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2021
Europol arrested 1800 money mules as part of an anti-money-laundering operation

Europol identified 18,351 money mules and arrested 1,803 of them as part of an international anti-money-laundering operation codenamed EMMA 7. Europol has identified 18,351 money mules and arrested 1,803 of them as part of an international anti-money-laundering operation codenamed EMMA 7. The operation is the result of a joint effort of 27 countries, Eurojust, INTERPOL, […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 20, 2021
Europol arrested 106 fraudsters, members of a major crime ring

Europol, along with Italian and Spanish police, dismantled a major crime organization linked to the Italian Mafia that focuses on online frauds. Europol, along with law enforcement agencies in Italy and Spain, has dismantled a major crime group linked to the Italian Mafia that was involved in online fraud, drug trafficking, money laundering, and property […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 08, 2021
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 […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 15, 2021
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, […]