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Child Sexual Abuse Site With 400,000 Users Shut Down by a Multinational Task Force

An international task force has shut down a large-scale dark web child sexual abuse platform, along with several similarly aligned dark web chat sites. According to an announcement from Germany’s Central Office for Combating Internet Crime (ZIT), “Boystown” had 400,000 registered users and was “one of Europe’s most…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Government, Germany, Tor, Law Enforcement, Social Issues, Computing, Sex Crimes, Dark Web, Child Sexual Abuse, Europol, Child Pornography, Central Office, Criminal Investigation, Federal Criminal Police Office


Police in Spain have seized the first 'narco sub' built in Europe

A semi-submersible vessel designed to transport up to two tons of drugs, known as a "narco sub," seized by Spain's National Police in February 2020. Spanish National Police On March 12, Spanish police announced the seizure of a 9-meter semi-submersible vessel designed to transport up to 2 tons of drugs. It was the first known narco-submarine to have been built in Spain or in Europe and indicates that knowledge needed for building the vessels is possibly being exported. See more stories...
Tags: Europe, Americas, Trends, Spain, Catalonia, Drug Trafficking, Colombia, Atlantic, United States, United Kingdom, Pacific, Latin America, Europol, Drug Smuggling, Narco Sub, National Police


First Look at Alan Cumming in Prodigal Son as “The MindSleuth”

First Look at Alan Cumming in Prodigal Son as “The MindSleuth” A first look at Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Alan Cumming’s (The Good Wife, Briarpatch) guest star role on Prodigal Son Season 2 has been released (via Entertainment Weekly)! The character, named Simon Hoxley and who will reportedly appear in two episodes beginning with the March 2 episode, is described as a supremely confident and cocky Europol agent known as “The MindSleuth” who is considered one of the most celebrated criminal...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Greece, Fox, TV News, Hasbro, Alan Cumming, Emmy, Hulu, Europol, Martin, Golden Globe, Morty, Rick, CUMMING


Police have arrested eight men in an investigation into a gang that stole more than $100 million in cryptocurrency from US celebrities

The money had been stolen from bitcoin wallets. NurPhoto/Getty Images Eight men were arrested as part of a probe into a gang that stole $100 million in cryptocurrency. Police did not name the celebrities but said they included influencers, musicians, and sports stars. The hackers used a technique called "SIM-swapping" to gain access to victims' accounts. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Police in the UK arrested eight men on Tuesday as part of an international invest...
Tags: UK, Celebrities, US, Trends, Hack, Bitcoin, Gang, Belgium, NCA, Jack Dorsey, Europol, Malta, National Crime Agency NCA, Tech Insider, Bitcoin Cash, National Cyber Crime Unit


10 SIM Swappers Arrested for Stealing $100M in Crypto from Celebrities

Ten people belonging to a criminal network have been arrested in connection with a series of SIM-swapping attacks that resulted in the theft of more than $100 million by hijacking the mobile phone accounts of high-profile individuals in the U.S. The Europol-coordinated year-long investigation was jointly conducted by law enforcement authorities from the U.K., U.S., Belgium, Malta, and Canada. " [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Canada, Europol, Ravie Lakshmanan, U K U S Belgium Malta


Authorities Arrest SIM Swapping Gang that Targeted Celebrities

Eight men were arrested across England and Scotland this week as part of a coordinated crackdown against a SIM swapping gang that has hijacked the identities and social media profiles of US celebrities. From a report: The UK National Crime Agency, which made the arrests on Tuesday, said the gang targeted well-known sports stars, musicians, and influencers, primarily located in the US. "These arrests follow earlier ones in Malta (1) and Belgium (1) of other members belonging to the same criminal ...
Tags: England, Scotland, US, Tech, Belgium, NCA, Europol, Malta, UK National Crime Agency


TV Bits: ‘Peaky Blinders,’ ‘The Midnight Club,’ ‘Punky Brewster,’ ‘The Wonder Years,’ ‘Shrill’ and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Peaky Blinders movie might lead to TV spin-offs Meet the cast of Mike Flanagan‘s upcoming Netflix horror series The Midnight Club Watch the Punky Brewster revival series trailer The Wonder Years reboot picked up at ABC Shrill‘s third season will be its last And more. In an interview with Variety, series creator Steven Knight revealed that he hopes a Peaky Blinders film, which is currently in development and will follow up the upcoming sixth and final season of ...
Tags: Television, Peaky Blinders, Punky Brewster, Shrill, The Midnight Club, The Wonder Years


Europol warns fake negative Covid certificates being sold across Europe

EU agency says documents to help evade travel restrictions are being sold in airports, stations and online
Tags: Europe, Eu, Europol


Europol warns of boom in sale of fake negative Covid certificates

EU agency says documents to help evade travel restrictions are being sold in airports, stations and online Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScammers are producing and selling fake negative coronavirus test certificates in airports, stations and online around Europe in the latest example of opportunistic coronavirus-related crime, the EU’s law enforcement agency has said.“As long as travel restrictions remain in place due to the Covid-19 situation, it is highly likely t...
Tags: Europe, Eu, Organised Crime, Europol, Coronavirus


Covid-19: Criminals are selling fake test certificates, Europol says

The EU's law enforcement agency is warning about people potentially cheating travel restrictions.
Tags: News, Eu, Europol


'World's Most Dangerous Malware' Botnet Disrupted by Global Police Sting

The criminal operation behind a dangerous, global botnet has been disrupted.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Social Issues, Security Breaches, Cyberwarfare, Botnet, Europol, Computer Security, Ryuk, Computer Network Security, Emotet, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture


Command 'n' control botnet of notorious Emotet Windows ransomware shut down in multinational police raid

Europol-led op knocks 700 servers offline EU police agency Europol has boasted of taking down the main botnet powering the Emotet trojan-cum-malware dropper, as part of a multinational police operation that included raids on the alleged operators’ homes in the Ukraine.…
Tags: Eu, Ukraine, Software, Europol


Alan Cumming Joins Prodigal Son Season 2 in Recurring Role

Alan Cumming Joins Prodigal Son Season 2 in Recurring Role Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Briarpatch) has joined Prodigal Son Season 2 in the recurring role of Simon Hoxley, according to Deadline. The character, who will reportedly appear in two episodes, is described as a supremely confident and cocky Europol agent known as “The MindSleuth” who is considered one of the most celebrated criminal profilers in the world. Hoxley travels to New York to solve the murder ...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Getty Images, Fox, TV News, Alan Cumming, Emmy, Hulu, Europol, Taraji P Henson, Martin, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, ComingSoon, Warner Bros Television


COVID-19 vaccines are selling on the dark web for as much as $1,000 in bitcoin

Bitcoin. KTSDESIGN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images Since the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines were approved for emergency use in December there have been a growing number of ads on the dark web offering the inoculation for as much as $1,000 worth of bitcoin. Scammers online are feeding off people's desperation for the vaccine since the roll out has been slower than expected. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Check Point were offered a dose of the coronavirus vaccine for $750 in bi...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Scams, Tech News, Bitcoin, Vaccine, Europol, Cryptocurrency, Check Point, Scammers, Moderna, Grace Kay, Operation Warp Speed Check Point


Online scammers are trying to sell COVID-19 vaccines on the dark web for as much as $1,000 in bitcoin

Bitcoin. KTSDESIGN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images Since the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines were approved for emergency use in December there have been a growing number of ads on the dark web offering the inoculation for as much as $1,000 worth of bitcoin. Scammers online are feeding off people's desperation for the vaccine since the roll out has been slower than expected. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Check Point were offered a dose of the coronavirus vaccine for $750 in bi...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Scams, Tech News, Bitcoin, Vaccine, Europol, Cryptocurrency, Check Point, Scammers, Moderna, Grace Kay, Operation Warp Speed Check Point


World’s largest dark-web marketplace shuttered after Euro cybercops cuff Aussie

20 DarkMarket servers siezed and probed in international raids Europol cops have taken down dark-web souk DarkMarket, after arresting an Australian citizen living in Germany who they claim was operating the world's biggest online bazaar of its kind.…
Tags: Germany, Software, Europol


Authorities Take Down World's Largest Illegal Dark Web Marketplace

Europol on Tuesday said it shut down DarkMarket, the world's largest online marketplace for illicit goods, as part of an international operation involving Germany, Australia, Denmark, Moldova, Ukraine, the U.K.'s National Crime Agency (NCA), and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). At the time of closure, DarkMarket is believed to have had 500,000 users and more than 2,400 vendors, [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Europol, U S Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, Ravie Lakshmanan


Brexit contains a lucky break for terrorists, Europol sources say

A woman being evacuated from the Bataclan concert hall after a terrorist shooting in Paris on November 13, 2015. The attacks left more than 130 people dead. Associated Press Brexit will make it harder to check names, passports, travel history, and criminal records of terror suspects moving between the EU and the UK, sources tell Insider.
 The Schengen system that Europol uses to track terrorists is accessed by law enforcement 1.6 million times per day. The UK no longer has access to it. Th...
Tags: Europe, UK, Isis, News, Greece, France, Trends, Eu, Syria, Analysis, Terrorism, Paris, Norway, Brussels, Europol, Brexit


Law Enforcement Take Down Three Bulletproof VPN Providers

Law enforcement agencies from the US, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands have seized this week the web domains and server infrastructure of three VPN services that provided a safe haven for cybercriminals to attack their victims. From a report: The three services were active at insorg.org, safe-inet.com, and safe-inet.net before the domains were seized and replaced with law enforcement banners on Monday. The services have been active for more than a decade, are believed to be oper...
Tags: US, Tech, Netherlands, Vpn, Europol, US Department of Justice, France Switzerland


Cybercriminals' Favorite Bulletproof VPN Service Shuts Down In Global Action

Law enforcement agencies from the US, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, along with Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), announced today the coordinated takedown of Safe-Inet, a popular virtual private network (VPN) service that was used to facilitate criminal activity. The three domains in question — insorg[.]org, safe-inet[.]com, and safe-inet[.]net — were shut down, and their [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Vpn, Europol, INET, Ravie Lakshmanan, US Germany Netherlands Switzerland France


Dark web vendors are selling shady coronavirus 'vaccines' for $300, and there's been an uptick in listings since the FDA authorized Pfizer's shot

The arrival of coronavirus vaccines means people have started hawking so-called "vaccines" on the Dark Web. CHRIS JACKSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Researchers at security company Check Point have found suspect COVID-19 vaccines for sale on the dark web for up to $300. While they did not verify whether the vaccines offered were fake or genuine, the shots appear highly unlikely to be real. Check Point's head of product research told Business Insider there was a notable uptick in the amount ...
Tags: US, Trends, Ibm, Fda, Dark Web, Pfizer, Vaccine, Overhaul, Europol, Business Insider, Check Point, Chris Jackson, Check Point Software, Tech Insider, Moderna, Sinovac


On encryption and counter-terrorism, EU lawmakers say they’ll work for “lawful” data access

EU lawmakers have just unveiled a wide-ranging counter terrorism agenda as they set out plans to beef up regional security. The plan touches on some key tech topics — the most keenly watched of which is encryption. Here, concerns have been mounting that the bloc could be moving toward legislating against end-to-end encryption — in response to pressure from some Member States over law enforcement and security services’ access to encrypted data. At the same time such pressure isn’t exactly new. ...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commission, Council, European Parliament, Europol, CJEU


Children and the Internet at UN Internet Governance Forum: Issues around gaming, online harms, education

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed children into spending more time online, whether it be for education, recreation, or simply by the virtue to being stuck indoors. It has also increased challenges for parents, policymakers, and companies alike, given that children are exposed to online harms as they spend more time online. On the other hand, the pandemic has shown the deep digital divide, wherein millions of children do not have access to a device and internet connection. The United Nations Inter...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, News, Education, Microsoft, Children, Australia, Youtube, China, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, United Nations, Commission, Portugal


European Commission does not support backdoors to encrypted communications

The European Commission believes that backdoors should not be introduced to encrypted communications and that encryption software should not be weakened. The Commission clarified this in an emailed response to MediaNama’s queries about its stance on developing backdoors to end-to-end encrypted platforms. Last week, it was reported that the European Union is deliberating on how to give law enforcement agencies access to end-to-end encrypted communications. The Commission’s previous response had s...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Usa, News, Supreme Court, Privacy, Australia, India, US, Eu, European Union, Whatsapp, Encryption, End-to-end Encryption


A dark web police sting led to 179 arrests and 500 kilograms of drugs seized

Cocaine was among the drugs seized. Shutterstock An international police sting targeting dark web sellers has led to 179 arrests. A total of 500 kilograms of drugs, $6.5 million, and 64 firearms were seized. FBI Director Chris Wray said the bust came at a critical time, as the pandemic has come with a spike in opioid overdoses. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An international police sting has led to the arrest of almost 180 dark web vendors.Called Operation DisrupTor, t...
Tags: Europe, Drugs, Germany, US, Trends, Fbi, Ohio, Dark Web, Europol, Wray, Dutch National Police, Christopher Wray, European Cybercrime Center, Tech Insider, Chris Wray, Isobel Asher Hamilton


Notorious movie pirates busted by Europol and Homeland Security

A massive international investigation has led to the arrests of several individuals suspected of running an illegal movie piracy sting. Led in coordination with law enforcement authorities in 18 countries and supported by Homeland Security and Europol, the investigation focused on a notorious movie piracy ring, more commonly known as the Sparks Group. The collective has allegedly facilitated the illegal distribution of a bevy of blockbuster titles. “Dozens of servers controlled by the Sparks Gro...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Insights, Homeland Security, Department Of Justice, Europol, North America Europe, Sparks Group


Missing Wirecard exec escaped to Russia and 'has close ties to Russian government officials and possibly organized crime,' intelligence sources say

EXCLUSIVE: Jan Marsalek, the ex-COO of collapsed German financial services Wirecard, likely fled to Russia, not Belarus or the Philippines, intelligence sources tell Insider. "It appears that Mr. Marsalek has close ties to Russian government officials and possibly organized crime that were not obvious before but have become more clear as his past travels are investigated," one Italian official told Insider. The Russians are currently not cooperating with a Europol request to find Marsalek. Mar...
Tags: Russia, Trends, Eu, European Union, Austria, Philippines, Belarus, Estonia, Europol, Palmyra, Fsb, Tallinn, Manila, Minsk, Bellingcat, Belarus Russia


Decrypted: Police hack criminal phone network; Randori raises $20M Series A

Last week was, for most Americans, a four-day work week. But a lot still happened in the security world. The U.S. government’s cybersecurity agencies warned of two critical vulnerabilities — one in Palo Alto’s networking tech and the other in F5’s gear — that foreign, nation state-backed hackers will “likely” exploit these flaws to get access to networks, steal data or spread malware. Plus, the FCC formally declared Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security. Here’s more ...
Tags: Security, Social, Startups, Europe, Fcc, China, Tech, Ceo, Data Breach, Encryption, Cryptography, Palo Alto, Information Technology, United States, Internet Security, United Kingdom


Coronavirus live news: Brazilian judge orders Bolsonaro to wear mask; German district put in local lockdown

England relaxes social distancing rules; Dr Anthony Fauci to testify to US Congress; Saudi Arabia closes borders to foreign pilgrimsPakistan Covid-19 doctors witness black market deals in blood plasmaBrazilian judge tells Bolsonaro to behave and wear a face maskUS urged to prepare for ‘tremendous burden’ of Covid-19 and fluNovak Djokovic tests positive for Covid-19 amid Adria Tour falloutUK coronavirus updates – live 4.30pm BST Coronavirus lockdowns could radicalise more terror suspects, the...
Tags: England, Science, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Germany, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Brazil


Illegal Netflix, Amazon Streamers Cut Off After European Arrests (slashdot)

European police busted an illegal streaming ring that provided service to 2 million people and was so sophisticated that it had its own customer-service team. From a report: The criminal network operated for over five years and offered more than 40,000 channels, movies, documentaries and other content, according to European police coordination agency Europol. The scale of the operation shows how the big streaming platforms still struggle to deal with content theft as criminals find new ways to h...
Tags: News, Paypal, Europol, Msmash, Netflix Walt Disney Co