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Europol busts major DDoS website

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An international crime-fighting coalition has cracked the team behind the Webstresser DDoS attacks on seven leading British banks in November 2017. The operation, led by Britain’s National Crime Agency and the Dutch police force and spanning eleven countries, has closed down the rogue website – which was making DDoS kits… Read more »

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New hacking group pulls off major bank heist

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According to Russian security firm Group-IB a new group of cyber criminals dubbed MoneyTaker has launched lucrative attacks on a number of US and Russian finance houses; harvesting millions of dollars. Its first incursion was in 2016 and, since then, it has robbed several US banks, plus other organisations in… Read more »

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Europol launches No More Ransom campaign

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International crime fighters and tech companies are uniting to fight the growing threat of ransomware. The campaign, ingeniously dubbed No More Ransom, offers advice through an online portal, a reporting service and free decryption tools. In its first two months of operation over 2,500 people have used the service, resulting… Read more »

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Encryption good for business, bad for law enforcement

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Although businesses and individuals are often encouraged to improve their cyber security through encryption, Europol’s Rob Wainwright recently warned that increasingly sophisticated encryption software is having a tangible effect on fighting crime. The BBC reports that Wainwright has said that tech firms should consider the impact of their encryption software… Read more »

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Europol warn against sending data over free wi-fi

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Sensitive information should not be sent over public wi-fi hotspots, to avoid hackers stealing it, Europe’s top cybercrime police officer has warned. Troels Oerting, head of Europol’s cybercrime centre have warned that users should send personal data only across networks they trusted. He said the warning was motivated by the growing… Read more »

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