New report reveals illicit cash is “flowing” through Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro
A new report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) has identified millions of euros in illicit cash moving through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia annually.
According to the NGO, the three main sources of the illicit cash are corruption, tax evasion and avoidance, and organized crime. The report, “Illicit financial flows...
January 20, 2022
New phishing scam now targeting email users in Romania, Croatia and Hungary
Experts at cybersecurity firm Bitdefender have warned that a phishing scam that was first detected in July 2021 is now targeting email users in Romania, Croatia and Hungary.
As part of the phishing scam, hackers send emails that appear to reply to messages previously sent by email users. Targets are then warned that their passwords...
January 17, 2022
Kosovo crackdown on crypto-mining continues
Kosovo police confiscated more than 350 items of crypto-mining equipment in raids over the past week, including 116 graphic cards, 17 processor boards, 50 electricity fuses, 21 USBEs and two used processors.
“All the equipment were seized and Customs is dealing with the case while the Prosecutor has been also informed,” police announced.
Earlier this month,...
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Montenegro’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dritan Abazovic, has today accused two former high-ranking police officers of lifting the ban on two gang members from entering Montenegro in December 2020. The State... read more →
Five Kosovo Albanians have been remanded in custody for 30 days, after being arrested on suspicion of planning to carry out terrorist attacks in the country. Ardian Gjuraj, Nuhredin Skenderi,... read more →
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