Global ransomware sales rise more than 2,500%, Carbon Black study finds
The value of dark web ransomware sales rose 2,502% to $6.24 million (€5.27 million) over the past 12 months, compared to just over $249,000 in the previous year, according to a new report from US cyber security firm Carbon Black.
The company said it had identified over 6,300 locations where hackers had advertised ransomware services...
October 15, 2017
Can Daesh claims of responsibility for terror attacks be taken seriously?
Much has been made of Daesh’s growing desperation as swathes of its so-called caliphate fall in Iraq and Syria. After losing control of the Iraqi city of Mosul in July, the jihadi group now looks set to be pushed out of its de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria over the coming days and...
October 9, 2017
Spanish authorities seize four tonnes of cocaine from tugboat in the Atlantic
Acting on intelligence from the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), Spanish border authorities seized nearly four tonnes of cocaine worth an estimated $260 million (€221.62 million) from a tugboat travelling across the Atlantic Ocean last Friday.
The vessel was intercepted by Spanish customs officers and officials from the NCA some 400 miles from the Spanish...
An award-winning Russian director known for staging productions that are critical of the Kremlin has been arrested in Saint Petersburg on suspicion of embezzling at least 68 million roubles (€860,000).... read more →
Google-owned video streaming platform YouTube has announced a new initiative to prevent people from viewing extremist material on its platform. The experimental effort sees users searching for “violent extremist propaganda”... read more →
The majority of prostitution in Ireland is controlled by organised crime groups, a charity that supports victims of sex trafficking in the republic has warned. Ruhama, which helped 304 women... read more →
British police have arrested two men in their 50s after discovering heroin worth an estimated £1.2 million (€1.31 million) during raids on three properties in Merseyside. Detectives from TITAN, the... read more →
Modern slavery risks have risen in 20 EU member states, according to a new global ranking compiled by Verisk Maplecroft. The risk analytics firm’s Modern Slavery Index 2017 identified Romania,... read more →
Spanish police have broken up an international human trafficking network involved in smuggling hundreds of Iranian illegal immigrants into Britain on commercial flights. A statement from Europol - which supported... read more →
Police in Italy are investigating claims that Mafia organisations have teamed up with Daesh to smuggle oil into Europe. Rome-based daily La Repubblica this week told readers detectives suspect the... read more →
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