21 Oct 2022

Cyber-Enabled Crimes Are Biggest Police Concerns

Interpol has released its first ever Global Crime Trend report, listing cyber-related crimes such as ransomware, phishing, and money laundering as the biggest threat to society today. The study was created based on data received from 195 member countries. In addition, Interpol used information and analysis from external sources to

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20 Oct 2022

Retail investors become vigilantes in hunt for crypto’s most wanted man

Kang Hyung-suk’s faith in cryptocurrencies was shattered by the $40bn collapse of Do Kwon’s cryptocurrency operator Terraform Labs, where he used to work in Seoul. Now he is looking for payback. In about 10 days, Kang is flying to Dubai, the capital of the crypto-friendly United Arab Emirates, where he

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19 Sep 2022

South Korea asks Interpol to prevent Terra founder from fleeing extradition

South Korean authorities have asked Interpol for a red notice to prevent the crypto entrepreneur Do Kwon from fleeing extradition, days after the Terra founder denied being “on the run” in a message posted to his Twitter account. The international cat-and-mouse chase comes amid another collapse in the value of the

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11 Aug 2022

Suspected $3m Romance Scammer Extradited to Japan

Interpol has reportedly launched a new awareness campaign in which they warn the public of the dangers of romance scams after arresting 15 individuals suspected of being involved in a major romance scam conspiracy. Interpol will launch a two-week global campaign in which is plans to highlight the role of

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26 May 2022

Multi-Continental Operation Leads to Arrest of Cybercrime Gang Leader

Interpol has announced that the organization was able to track down and apprehend the suspected leader of a transnational cybercrime syndicate. The 37-year-old individual was arrested in Nigeria and is believed to have lead major phishing campaigns, business email compromise schemes, and other malicious behavior that targeted companies and individuals.

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06 Apr 2022

South African and US Officers Swoop on Fraud Gang

American and South African investigators have teamed up to crack down on fraud that is persistent in the latter country, recently arresting several members linked to a suspected fraud gang. The individuals arrested consisted of three South Africans and four Nigerians, and are believed to be linked to an infamous

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18 Jan 2022

The Global Cyber Criminal Threat: Interpol, Europol and European Nations Step Up to the Plate in 2022

Two recent developments in the fight against global ransomware criminal organizations should filter into your organization’s risk awareness relative to the events in Europe and the overall cyber threat worldwide.

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29 Nov 2021

1,000 arrests made in online fraud crackdown, says Interpol

According to a report from Interpol, 1,003 cybercriminals spanning 22 jurisdictions were arrested over the past few months as part of an Interpol-coordinated operation against online financial crimes. Law enforcement across 20 different nations conducted raids and made arrests between June and September. The operation targeted those involved with forms

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19 Oct 2021

South Korea Wants Help to Arrest Alleged Cyber-Criminals

South Korea is currently seeking assistance from the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to find and detain two foreign nationals who are suspected of being cyber-criminal gang leaders. According to South Korean officials, the individuals played key roles in multiple different cyberattacks as well as conducted a major extortion scam

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14 Jun 2021

Global Police Close Record Number of Fake Pharma Sites

Over 110,000 fake websites and online marketplaces advertising fraudulent pharmaceuticals have been shut down as part of an international crackdown on fake pharma sites, according to the global policing organization Interpol. Interpol states that the operation, deemed Operation Pangea XIV, involved customs, law enforcement, and regulatory officers from 92 different

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