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…

Police Arrest Suspected Ransomware Actor in Romania

Police Arrest Suspected Ransomware Actor in Romania European and US law enforcers have joined forces to arrest a suspected ransomware affiliate member who targeted firms in an IT supply chain…

Ransomware suspect arrested over attacks on 'high-profile' organisations

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre has worked with the Romanian National Police and FBI on the arrest of a suspected ransomware affiliate who is alleged to have targeted high-profile organisations and…

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…

Canadian Citizen Charged for Ransomware Attacks in Alaska

The accused became a suspect when the FBI contacted Canadian intelligence after observing a surge in ransomware attacks in Alaska in 2018. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has announced that…