10 Arrested for Involvement in Online Sexual Exploitation in Europe

The arrests were made in Spain, Portugal, and France in a coordinated effort by Brazilian Federal Police and European law enforcement agencies. European and Brazilian police joined hands to take…

Authorities Take Down SMS-based FluBot Android Spyware

The takedown resulted from a global law enforcement operation involving eleven countries, headed by Europol’s European Cybercrime Center. The European Cybercrime Center/EC3 of Europol and law enforcement agencies from eleven…

Europol says it disabled FluBot botnet infecting 'huge' number of devices

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The European Union’s law enforcement agency announced Wednesday that an operation involving 11 countries led to its recent takedown of a…

Justice Department seizes major cybercrime spot RaidForums

Written by Tonya Riley Apr 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Department of Justice seized popular online cybercriminal marketplace RaidForums, according to recently unsealed criminal charges against the website’s founder, Diogo…

International effort takes down VPN service, VPNLab, used for criminal activity

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A virtual private network service used for malware distribution, ransomware operations and other cybercrime activities was taken offline Monday as law…

Romanian arrested for ransomware attack and data theft

Europol has confirmed arresting a Romanian national for targeting an IT firm in the country. The U.S. and European law enforcement authorities collaborated to arrest a suspected ransomware affiliate member…

Romanian ransomware suspect arrested in joint Europol, FBI operation

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A Romanian man accused of using ransomware to target “high-profile” organizations and companies was arrested Monday as part of a joint…

A New Europol Report Says That High Profile Targets Were the Focus of Ransomware Groups

On the 11th of November, Europol published the Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2021, a report that underlines the fact that, in the past year, ransomware threat actor groups…

Ransomware gang behind attacks on 100+ companies busted

Law enforcement authorities managed to seize millions in cryptocurrency and luxury vehicles owned by the ransomware gang. In an international coordinated operation, law enforcement authorities in Europe have arrested two…

ATM bombing suspect blew himself up while filming tutorial

The incident took place while the suspect was recording himself for a tutorial on how to bomb ATM (Automatic Teller Machines). In April 2021, the Dutch and German law enforcement…