18 Oct 2019

More than 300 arrested in worldwide sting of ‘largest dark web child sex abuse marketplace run by bitcoin’

Law enforcement agencies in the US and 37 other countries have arrested hundreds of people suspected of involvement in what authorities called “the largest dark web” child sex abuse marketplace ever found. Before it was shut down by authorities, the website hosted over 200,000 videos showing sexual abuse against children,

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08 Oct 2019

US and UK Sign Crime Data Sharing Agreement

The governments of the United States and the United Kingdom have signed a data sharing agreement that will make it possible for law enforcement agencies from each country to quickly access data from tech companies operating in one of two the countries. Under the accord, UK law enforcement can demand

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30 Sep 2019

Global Consumers Reject Government-Mandated Encryption Backdoors

While the US Justice Department’s claims that government-mandated encryption backdoors would make it easier to prevent terror attacks, almost two-thirds (64%) of consumers across the US, UK, France and Germany don’t believe this argument, a recent survey by Venafi found. Only 30% of respondents expressed trust in governments to safeguard

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29 Aug 2019

Avast Maker Team WIth Police To Free 850,000 Computers From Cryptomining Malware

In a collaborative effort, security researchers with Avast and the French police took down a massive cryptomining botnet earlier this year. The botnet consisted of 850,000 machines that were infected with Retadup, a malware strain designed to mine Monero (XMR) and in some cases to log keystrokes and take screenshots.

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29 Jul 2019

No More Ransom saves ransomware victims $108 million

In the three years since its launch, Europol’s No More Ransom initiative has helped over 200,000 ransomware victims regain access to their files without paying the attackers, thereby preventing $108 million in ransom payouts. No More Ransom offers 109 different decryptor tools, 14 of which were added in 2019. The

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11 Jun 2019

They Just Won’t Die: Dark Web Drug Sellers Resist Police Crackdowns

For over six years, law enforcement agencies in the US, Europe and other parts of the world have been cracking down on digital marketplaces where narcotics and other illegal goods are being exchanged. However, the efforts have done little in the way of preventing the trade of illicit goods and

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03 May 2019

Law enforcement seizes dark web market after moderator leaks backend credentials

Dark web marketplace Wall Street Market (WSM), which was used for the sale of narcotics, arms, malware and other illicit goods and services, has been taken down in a collaborate effort by Europol and law enforcement agencies from the US, Germany, the Netherlands and Romania. It is unclear to what

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16 Apr 2019

Google’s location history data shared routinely with police

An investigation by The New York Times reveals that Google regularly shares location data of users with US law enforcement, and that requests for this data have surged in the last six months. Google stores the location information of users that have the Location History feature enabled in a system

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27 Mar 2019

Global police arrest dozens of people in dark web sting

A collaborate effort by 60 law enforcement experts from the US, Canada as well as 17 European countries and the European organizations Eurojust and Europol, has resulted in the arrests of 61 people believed to have been involved in the exchange of illicit goods and services on dark web market

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22 Mar 2019

UK Police Federation Hit by Ransomware

No organization is safe from cybercrime, including the police. Earlier this month, the UK’s Police Federation of England and Whales (PFEW) was targeted in a ransomware attack. After a system alert notified the PFEW of an ongoing attack at the department’s Surrey headquarters, it quickly isolated the infection, thereby preventing

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