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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

Germany tightens online hate speech rules to make platforms send reports straight to the feds

While a French online hate speech law has just been derailed by the country’s top constitutional authority on freedom of expression grounds, Germany is beefing up hate speech rules — passing a provision that will require platforms to send suspected criminal content directly to the Federal police at the point it’s reported by a user. The move is part of a wider push by the German government to tackle a rise in right wing extremism and hate crime — which it links to the spread of hate speech onlin...
Tags: Social, TC, Europe, Law, Germany, Censorship, Tech, Eu, European Commission, Freedom Of Speech, Hate Crime, Hate Speech, Federal Criminal Police Office, NetzDG, Walter Lübcke, Lübcke

Germany adding agents, police to fight far-right extremism

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is adding hundreds of new federal police officers and domestic intelligence agents as it steps up its fight against far-right extremism in the wake of several high-profile incidents in the past year, officials said Tuesday. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said the Federal Criminal Police Office and the BfV intelligence agency would […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Horst Seehofer, Federal Criminal Police Office

German police lead break up of Darknet trafficking platform

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators say they’ve broken up one of the world’s largest online criminal trafficking platform in a joint investigation with American and Dutch authorities. The Federal Criminal Police Office said Friday they arrested three German men in three southern states on allegations they ran the so-called “Wall Street Market” Darknet platform offering […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Federal Criminal Police Office

German police: NZ attack suspect sent money to French group

BERLIN (AP) — German police say the suspected New Zealand mosque gunman sent money to a French far-right group. On Thursday, the Federal Criminal Police Office said it briefed lawmakers on its investigation into ties the alleged Christchurch mosque attacker had to Germany, including buying a ticket to Neuschwanstein Castle last November. The closed-doors briefing […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, New Zealand, Christchurch, Nz, Neuschwanstein Castle, Federal Criminal Police Office

Arrests in Seefeld as Part of a Coordinated Anti-Doping Sting (Updated)

Dominik Baldauf und Max Hauke paired in the men’s team sprint at the 2019 World Championships in Seefeld, Austria. (Photo: screenshot At a news conference in Innsbruck, Austria today, the Federal Criminal Police Office (the equivalent of the FBI in Austria) clarified that several athletes had been arrested for doping. This remains a developing story. However, Tiroler Tageszeitung  reports that Austrian cross-country skiers Dominik Baldauf and Maz Hauke were arrested for “blood do...
Tags: Germany, Sport, Fbi, Austria, Skiing, Seefeld, Innsbruck Austria, SCHMIDT, Seefeld Austria, Erfurt Germany, Erfurt, Federal Criminal Police Office, Chelsea Little, Mark Schmidt, Alexey Poltoranin, Johannes Dürr

Germany: Man arrested in probe of politicians' hacked data

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Tuesday they have detained a man in a suspected hacking case that resulted in hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information being posted online.The Federal Criminal Police Office... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Federal Criminal Police Office

Witness’s apartment searched in Germany hacking case

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators say they have searched the apartment of a witness in their probe of an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians’ and celebrities’ private information posted online. The Federal Criminal Police Office said the search took place in Heilbronn in southwestern Germany on Sunday. It didn’t give further details […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Heilbronn, Federal Criminal Police Office

Strasbourg shooting: Suspect who was on terror watchlist 'may have crossed into Germany' 

The manhunt for a suspected terrorist who killed two and left a third victim with irreversible brain damage in Strasbourg, eastern France, spread to Germany on Wednesday as authorities confirmed he shouted “Allahu Akbar” before opening fire. Another 12 people were injured, with at least two in a critical condition from head injuries. The Strasbourg-born suspect has been named as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt, who is believed to have gone on the" killing spree with a gun and long knife near the city...
Tags: Europe, News, France, Germany, Eu, Thailand, Theresa May, Paris, Switzerland, Poland, Strasbourg, Bmw, Parliament, Champs Elysees, European Parliament, Emmanuel Macron

Germany shuts down darknet child porn site, makes arrests

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have shut down an online child porn site that had more than 87,000 members and arrested the man suspected of running it. The Federal Criminal Police Office said Thursday the so-called darknet platform called ELYSIUM had been active since the end of 2016. It says the site was […]
Tags: Business, News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Federal Criminal Police Office, Nation & World

Germany Cracks Down On Illegal Speech On Social Media.

ArmoredDragon writes: German police have raided 36 homes of people accused of using illegal speech on Facebook and Twitter. Much of it was aimed at political speech. According to the article, "Most of the raids concerned politically motivated right-wing incitement, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office, whose officers conducted home searches and interrogations. But the raids also targeted two people accused of left-wing extremist content, as well as one person accused of making threats...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Social Media, Tech, Federal Criminal Police Office, Facebook and Twitter Much

Hacker attack on German Parliament may be linked to election

BERLIN (AP) — A top German police official says a recent hacking attack on Parliament may have led to a “significant drain of data” which may be used to try influence the outcome of the country’s general election in September. Holger Muench, the head of Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office, didn’t tell reporters Thursday who […]
Tags: Business, News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Parliament, Federal Criminal Police Office, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Holger Muench

German federal police say British hacker arrested in London

BERLIN (AP) " Germany's federal police say a 29-year-old Briton has been arrested on a European arrest warrant on suspicion of a cyberattack on Deutsche Telekom.The Federal Criminal Police Office said Thursday the man, whose name... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, London, Germany, Berlin, Deutsche Telekom, Federal Criminal Police Office

German Streets Descend Into Lawlessness, Annals Of The Muslim Apocalypse

Gatestone Institute: During the first six months of 2016, migrants committed 142,500 crimes, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office. This is equivalent to 780 crimes committed by migrants every day, an increase of nearly 40% over 2015. The data includes only those crimes in which a suspect has been caught. Thousands of migrants who entered the country as “asylum seekers” or “refugees” have gone missing. They are, presumably, economic migrants who entered Germany on false pretenses. Man...
Tags: Germany, Military, Gun Control, Hamburg, Don, Gatestone Institute, Federal Criminal Police Office, German Police Union

Servers seized, suspects nabbed in Europe online crime raids

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say they have raided some 69 homes and offices across Europe, confiscated several servers and arrested suspects in connection with online forums used to sell weapons, drugs and fake documents. Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office said Monday that the raids were carried out in cooperation with police in Bosnia, Switzerland, France, […]
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German, Czech police break up crystal meth...

Authorities have seized 2.9 tons of a chemical used to produce crystal meth in an operation that brought 15 arrests in Germany and the Czech Republic, German police said Thursday. The chloroephedrine seized in the eastern German city of Leipzig last week could have been used to produce 2.3 tons of crystal meth with an estimated street value of 184 million euros , the Federal Criminal Police Office said. [Link to media]
Tags: Germany, Leipzig, Czech Republic German, Federal Criminal Police Office