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Europol Joint Investigation Puts 20 Cybercriminals in Police Custody

The Romanian National Police, the Italian National Police and Europol, all teamed up to hunt cyber criminals across Europe. Following years of investigation and raids, 20 cyber criminals were arrested for being in connection with a €1 million fraud. The joint investigation resulted in the arrest of the Carbanak gang leader. The Carbanak gang was arrested days before the Romanian ... Read More »

Adam Mudd

British Student Jailed For Creating DDoS Tool And Selling It To Cybercriminals

A student from Hertfordshire, the United Kingdom was sentenced to prison for creating a stressing tool that was used by cybercriminals to conduct successful DDoS attacks. Adam Mudd, a 19-year-old computer science student from Toms Lane, Kings Langley in Hertfordshire, was tracked down as part of a complex multi-agency law enforcement investigation. During the police action, the Eastern Region Special ... Read More »

Delhi Police Fall Behind Cybercriminals and Begin Relying on Outsiders for Help

Between 2015 and 2016, Delhi Police recorded roughly 800 and 700 cybercrime cases, respectively. According to Indian media outlets, only 50 percent of the documented cases resulted in arrests. This year, almost 300 cases remain unsolved by the authorities. The unsolved cases are still under investigation, The Tribune reported on December 24. While police recorded fewer cybercrime cases in 2016, ... Read More »

New Law In The Netherlands Would Allow Authorities To Hack Cybercriminals

A new law called Act Cybercrime III was proposed to the Dutch parliament, which would allow law enforcement authorities in the country to find loopholes in the software cybercriminals use and hack with. According to digital crime expert Martijn Egberts, cybercrime is growing and the police can’t do much against suspects with the traditional methods, such as wiretapping and house ... Read More »

Report: Most Of The Cybercriminals Make $1,000 – 3,000 Per Month

A recent report conducted by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future shows that most of the cybercriminals earn between $1,000 and $3,000 a month, however, 20 percent make about $20,000 per month. According to report author Andrei Barysevich, director of Recorded Future, the data is based on a survey conducted by a closed underground community. He says the security company posted a ... Read More »