Law enforcement around the world used a messaging app called AN0M to monitor the communications of alleged criminals. The Australian Federal Police (AFP), the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement agencies from 16 countries recently led a global crime bust that resulted in the arrests of more than 800 alleged … More Hundreds of suspected criminals arrested after being tricked into using FBI‑run chat app
European police infiltrate EncroChat, go on to crack down on crime kingpins and seize guns, drugs, cars and millions in cash. Law enforcement agencies in Europe recently cracked an instant messaging system used by organized crime before the ensuing police operation ultimately led to the arrests of more than 800 suspected criminals, mostly in the … More Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network
Forget balaclavas or hoodies; these cybercriminals are hiding in plain sight. In my days when I worked for the police, we would constantly try to profile criminals because it made our investigations easier. We would even regularly use specialist criminal profilers and psychologists to help with slow cases in order to gather additional clues, which … More What makes a cybercriminal?
We know that cybercriminals are almost always seeking financial gain, but it seems that this is not usually what young cybercriminals have in mind when they take their first steps over to the “dark side”. For example, an interesting report by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) found that many are not necessarily motivated by financial reward. … More What motivates some young people to become cybercriminals?