Ex-carrier employee sentenced for role in SIM-swapping scheme

A former sales representative of a mobile carrier has been sentenced after accepting bribes to perform SIM-swapping attacks.  This week, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said that Stephen Defiore,…

South African police arrest eight men suspected of targeting widows in romance scams

South African police have arrested eight suspects in connection to romance scams that defrauded at least 100 women. The gang used “sob stories” as a lure to push women —…

Foiling Cybercrime Around the World – An Interview with a Cybercrime Investigator

The threat of ransomware has grown dramatically in recent years. The recent emergence of ransomware as a service (RaaS) has made it possible for those with little technical know-how to…

Europol Warns of Major EU Recovery Fund Fraud

Europol Warns of Major EU Recovery Fund Fraud European police have announced a major operation designed to tackle a wave of anticipated fraud linked to the disbursement of the EU’s…

Euro Police Disrupt $17m Fake Investment Scheme

Euro Police Disrupt $17m Fake Investment Scheme European police have disrupted a significant financial crime organization said to have made at least €15m ($17m) by tricking investors. Between May 2019…

Police Crack Multimillion-Dollar Real Estate Fraud Gang

Police Crack Multimillion-Dollar Real Estate Fraud Gang European police claim to have dismantled an international organized crime group (OGC) that made millions from real estate fraud. Law enforcers in the…

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…

Cybersecurity Firm CEO Arrested on Suspicion of High Treason

Group-IB originated in Russia but relocated its headquarters to Singapore. Since 2015, they’ve provided information, knowledge, and statistical data to law enforcement agencies (Europol and Interpol) to aid in the…

Europol nabs 106 criminals involved in SIM swapping, money laundering

By Waqas Europol said that the suspects carried out a number of cybercrimes included phishing, SIM Swapping, and BEC (business email compromise.)  This is a post from HackRead.com Read the…