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Police arrest 150 people globally in dark web sting

Police arrest 150 people globally in dark web sting

Police around the world arrested 150 suspects involved in buying or selling illegal goods online in one of the largest-ever stings targeting the dark web, Europol said Tuesday.

Suspected mastermind of $1bn bank hacks arrested in Spain

Suspected mastermind of $1bn bank hacks arrested in Spain

The person suspected of being behind malware attacks known as "Carbanak" and "Cobalt" was arrested in Alicante, a port city on the south east coast of Spain.

Ransomware attacks 'global epidemic', says Europol

Ransomware attacks 'global epidemic', says Europol

An ‘epidemic’ has erupted in global ransomware attacks, taking over computers as well as internet-linked devices like routers and CCTV cameras to turn them into tools for criminals ...

Gangs may be laundering billions via EU banks: Europol

Gangs may be laundering billions via EU banks: Europol

Europe's police agency unveiled Tuesday a bleak report showing organised crime gangs and terror groups may be laundering billions of euros a year unchecked, despite banks trying to raise the alarm.

Fresh cyberattack likely 'more sophisticated' than WannaCry

Fresh cyberattack likely 'more sophisticated' than WannaCry

The wave of cyberattacks hitting Europe and North America is similar to last month's WannaCry ransomware havoc, but appears potentially ‘more sophisticated,’ the European police agency said Wednesday.

Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol

Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol

The unprecedented global ransomware cyberattack has hit more than 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries, Europol executive director Rob Wainwright said Sunday.

Ancient treasures recovered in Europol crackdown

Ancient treasures recovered in Europol crackdown

Police from 18 countries recovered over 3,500 stolen works of art and ancient artefacts of ‘great cultural importance’ in a joint operation last year, the European police agency said Monday.

Global police smash huge online crime network

Global police smash huge online crime network

In one of the biggest takedowns to date, police across the globe have smashed a massive criminal network providing online services including malware attacks that infected half a million computers worldwide, Europol said.

Over 300 arrested in Europe-wide crime swoop

Over 300 arrested in Europe-wide crime swoop

Police forces from 52 countries arrested over 300 people and swooped on red-light districts to bust several trafficking gangs in a week-long, round-the-clock operation, Europol said Wednesday.

Over 10,000 migrant children missing: Europol

Over 10,000 migrant children missing: Europol

Over 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol said on Sunday, adding that it fears many have been whisked away into sex trafficking rings.

European police launch 'most wanted' list

European police launch 'most wanted' list

European police forces Friday launched a "most wanted" website of 45 notorious criminal suspects, including Belgian-born Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in last year's Paris attacks.

IS planning for 'large-scale' attacks on Europe: Europol

IS planning for 'large-scale' attacks on Europe: Europol

The Islamic State group has honed the ability to launch global attacks and is set to focus more on Europe following the Paris massacre, the chief of the EU police agency Europol said Monday.