Hundreds of suspected criminals arrested after being tricked into using FBI‑run chat app

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 bust major online investment fraud ring

The operation was carried out against an organized group that used online trading platforms to swindle victims out of US$36 million. Europol and several national law enforcement agencies have teamed up to take down an investment fraud and money laundering ring that caused losses of approximately €30 million (US$36 million) to hundreds of victims, according … More European police bust major online investment fraud ring

How ESET’s work on SafetyNet® helps protect children online

For over a decade, ESET and the San Diego Police Foundation have been working together to help keep children safe from online threats. As one of the United States’ most famous presidents, John F. Kennedy, once said, “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” This is one of … More How ESET’s work on SafetyNet® helps protect children online

Not all cybercriminals are sophisticated

Some perpetrators of online crime and fraud don’t use advanced methods to profit at the expense of unsuspecting victims and to avoid getting caught. While a lot of media coverage centers on how threat actors are becoming better at evading capture and generally deploy ever more sophisticated techniques, I wanted to tell a story where … More Not all cybercriminals are sophisticated