Global police arrest dozens of people in dark web sting

More trouble in dark markets? A notorious black-market bazaar announces plans to close up shop on the same day that police announce the arrests of 61 people. Law enforcement from Europe, the United States, and Canada have announced the results of a recent international operation against dozens of people who reportedly sold and bought illicit … More Global police arrest dozens of people in dark web sting

Europol and partners dismantle prolific cyber-extortion gang

The arrest of a 25-year-old French man in Thailand apparently seals the fate of Rex Mundi, a hack-and-extort collective that operated since at least 2012. Europol has announced the arrests over the past year of eight French nationals who are suspected of being involved in a long-running hacking ring called Rex Mundi. The latest in a string … More Europol and partners dismantle prolific cyber-extortion gang

UK fraud and cybercrime figures show extent of these threats

There were approximately 5.6 million incidents of fraud and cybercrime in the UK last year, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed. Of that number, two million incidents related to computer misuse offences, highlighting how problematic this type of criminal activity has become. According to the ONS’ latest annual Crime Survey … More UK fraud and cybercrime figures show extent of these threats

Cybersecurity ‘no longer a technical issue’

Cybersecurity has gone from being a technical issue to one that needs consideration and leadership at a board level, according to an expert. Julian Cracknell, managing director for UK services at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, said that the “price of cyber ignorance” could be “catastrophic”. This, he explained on the back of BAE Systems releasing … More Cybersecurity ‘no longer a technical issue’

Growth of cybercrime is ‘ruthless’

Cybercrime has established itself as a permanent fixture in 21st century life, with the number of incidents and victims continuing to rise with dogged determination. This is according to a new report from Europol, which stated that this “relentless growth” is being fuelled by an increase in the number of cybercriminals and the highly profitable … More Growth of cybercrime is ‘ruthless’

Europol shuts down cybercrime ring with 49 arrests

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre has arrested 49 suspects in a joint international operation targeting the takedown of a major cybercrime ring, reports Tripwire. The Cybercrime group is said to have had members across Europe, including in Italy, Spain, Poland, Belgium, Georgia and the UK. The suspects are believed to have breached corporate email accounts to commit financial … More Europol shuts down cybercrime ring with 49 arrests

Ryanair “hacked”, millions stolen, phishing suspected

The Independent has reported, that Ryanair “has been targeted in an international scam that siphoned millions of euro from its bank accounts”, more specifically, around €4.5 million. The Independent further states “it is believed that thieves managed to initiate a single fraudulent transaction using a Chinese bank when stealing the money from the airline”, that … More Ryanair “hacked”, millions stolen, phishing suspected