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Ransomware
Europol, FBI, Bitdefender team up on ransomware decryptor
The decryptor neutralises the latest versions of GandCrab – the most prolific families of file-encrypting malware to date.
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Dark web
It's 'lights out' for two more dark web marketplaces
Don’t be fooled if you see talk that Wall Street Market has been taken down – because it’s most likely not what you think.
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Dark web
Europol makes 61 arrests & nets €6.2 million in dark web crackdown
60 experts from 19 countries, Europol, and Eurojust were involved in hunting for activities including the illegal sale and signs of counterfeit goods and money, drugs, cybercrime, document fraud, non-cash payment fraud, trafficking in human beings and trafficking in firearms and explosives. 
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Commerce Systems
Europol cracks down on counterfeit sites; arrests 12 people
“This is a result of Europol’s comprehensive approach to make the internet a safer place for consumers."
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Cybercrime
Operation Warenagent arrests 15 online fraudsters across Europe
The scam network is thought to be responsible for more than 35,000 cases of fraud and has caused more than EUR 18 million in damage.
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Hackers
French national behind UK data breach caught in Thailand
Europol has revealed details surrounding the arrest of a 25-year-old coder who allegedly helped to extort a British organisation.
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Cybersecurity
BT and Europol join forces to stem ‘global cybercrime epidemic’
It’s clear cybercrime is increasingly becoming a global issue with organisations around the world realising power lies in collaboration.
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Cybersecurity
‘World’s biggest’ DDoS market BUSTED, but experts remain cynical
Europol has announced another major takedown that is a triumph for the ‘good guys’, but experts say it only shows how easy it is for cybercriminals.
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Cryptocurrency
Global cybercrime lord busted, but expert says just a drop in the ocean
Cybereason's senior director says the arrest of the Carbanak gangleader will just look like a 'rounding error' for overall cybercrime profits.
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Cybersecurity
Mastermind of EUR 1 BILLION global cybercrime gang arrested
Europol has arrested the suspected leader of the Carbanak gang with the cooperation of law enforcement around the world, but experts remain sceptical.
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Microsoft
Microsoft, ESET & law enforcement disrupt Gamarue botnet
Microsoft, ESET, the FBI, Interpol, Europol and other security stakeholders have collectively dismantled a major botnet operation known as Gamarue.
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Cybersecurity
CASE STUDY: War on ransomware marching forward with Europol coalition
Authorities estimated global losses from ransomware in 2016 to be more than $200 billion - this coalition was formed to address this.
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Ransomware
Europol: Legislation overhaul needed as cybercrime is ‘unprecedented’
A new report from Europol has revealed cybercrime is running rampant with ransomware reigning supreme - and a crackdown on criminals is essential.
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Ransomware
No more ransom - stopping ransomware on a global scale
"This collaboration goes beyond intelligence sharing, consumer education, and takedowns to actually help repair the damage inflicted upon victims,"