Tag Archives: Europol

Europol and EBF launch cyberscams awareness campaign

By | October 18, 2018

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the European Banking Federation (EBF) and their partners from the public and private sector have launched the cyberscams awareness campaign (#Cyberscams) as part of the European Cyber Security Month (ECMS). The ECMS is an EU awareness campaign that promotes cyber security among citizens and organisations, highlighting simple steps that can be taken to protect their personal,… Read More »

15 Ways You Could Be The Next Victim Of Cybercrime

By | September 18, 2018

Cybercriminals are adopting creative new techniques to target their victims at an unprecedented pace and are constantly seeking methods to avoid law enforcement detection. To stay ahead of them, law enforcement should target cybercriminals offering “off-the-shelf” cyber-attack services or products to make it more difficult for low-level cybercriminals to carry out high-level attacks. Europol’s fifth annual Internet Organised… Read More »

Germany and Sweden take action against cyber fraud gang

By | September 14, 2018

With the support of Europol and Frontex, two suspects were arrested on 12 September in a series of coordinated raids across Germany and Sweden in an investigation targeting a Syrian organised crime group suspected of cyber fraud. House searches were carried out in Aachen, Dortmund and Essen (Germany), and in Nörrköping, Malmö and Helsingborg (Sweden), where police recovered some… Read More »

Toll Fraud – How A Criminal Network Made A Fortune Through The Fraudulent Use Of Counterfeit Fuel And Credit Cards

By | May 15, 2018

On 6 May, 24 suspects have been arrested in Spain by the Spanish National Police and the Guardia Civil in an international operation involving Spain and France and supported by Europol. The organised crime group was specialised in using counterfeiting fuel and credit/debit cards to avoid paying toll fees and in selling these cards to truck drivers and… Read More »

Europol Organises Third Edition Of Training On Payment Card Fraud Forensics

By | June 29, 2017

From 26 to 30 June 2017, Europol organised the third edition of the Europol Training Course on Payment Card Fraud Forensics and Investigations at the Spanish National Police Academy in Ávila, Spain. In this edition, the training focused on the forensic examination of skimming devices, payment card and ATM malware forensics, as well as investigative techniques to target… Read More »

Network Of Payment Card Fraudsters Dismantled: 3 000 Victims Lost At Least Eur 500 000

By | June 13, 2017

A successful operation that took down an international criminal network of payment card fraudsters was carried out by Central Investigating Judge number 5, the Public Prosecution Office at the Audiencia Nacional and National Police of Spain, and the General Directorate Combating Organized Crime in Bulgaria, with the support of Eurojust and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). As a… Read More »