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Europol Conference Discuss and Share Expertise to Tackle Dark Web Crime

Europol takes lead in the fight against dark web crime. In a conference, Europol invites global law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to discuss and share expertise on how to effectively fight and tackle the increasing number of crimes on the dark web. Over 28 law enforcement special agents, stakeholders and officials from different countries have met at Europol headquarters ... Read More »

Austrian Man Arrested for Reselling Counterfeit Euros

According to the National Police Directorate of Lower Austria, a 21-year-old bought counterfeit Euro notes on the darknet and had attempted to use them throughout Austria. After the police caught him, forensic investigators found evidence of several additional crimes stored on his computer. Not only had he ordered counterfeit notes on the darknet, he had also ordered drugs and routinely ... Read More »

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 »

Europol: Monero, Zcash & Dash Hamper Our Work

As crime connected to digital currency takes an undeniably high profile, cryptocurrency experts are battling with the cryptography behind a couple of the digital coins available. Over the past couple of years, the criminal abuse of cryptocurrencies has generally implied Bitcoin, thus, the criminal abuse of which has developed in parallel with its general acceptance and legitimate use. It is ... Read More »

Man Busted After Paying for a Package with Counterfeit Euros

A 30-year-old Friedrichshafen man faced a judge in a district court for the following crimes: drug trafficking, drug cultivation, drug possession, counterfeiting money, and unauthorized weapon possession. Although the prosecution fought for imprisonment, Judge Martin Hussels-Eichhorn showed mercy to the defendant by requiring only probation. The District Court of Tettnang heard how the 30-year-old had committed a wide array of ... Read More »

Man Arrested for Buying Counterfeit Euros in 2015

After he had arrived at an airport in Madrid, local law enforcement arrested a 29-year-old from Switzerland on an international arrest warrant. He had no idea why Madrid authorities had arrested him, he told the courtroom at the district court in Lörrach, Germany. After two beatings, he said, he understood that a 2015 purchase of counterfeit euros from a darknet ... Read More »

Two Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Euros on the Darknet

In early June, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) arrested two counterfeiters in Duisburg-Neudorf after they had shipped a package of fake Euros to a customer without the proper postage. The package returned to sender and the counterfeiters had used the address of a neighbor. In December, a district judge finally sentenced both suspects for printing counterfeits and selling them ... Read More »

Europol Fights Darknet Drug Trafficking in Operation Dragon

Following the success of the joint action operations known as Ciconia Alba, Blue Amber, and Archimedes, Europol joined forces with law enforcement entities from more than 60 countries for the fourth operation of this scale: Operation Dragon. Operation Dragon focused on human trafficking, illegal immigration, cocaine trafficking, heroin trafficking, “synthetic drug trafficking,” cybercrime, weapon trafficking, counterfeit trafficking, MITC fraud, and ... Read More »

Europol Reviews Darknet Threats in Latest Study

In a jointly published report, Europol and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction presented information on darknet markets influenced the drug trade in EU Member States. Although darknet market criminal activity still accounts for only a small percentage of international organized crime, darknet drug sales in the EU have been increasing in number and significance, the report ... Read More »

Authorities arrest a 24 Year Old Darknet Drug Buyer in Rottenburg as Darknet Drug Network Becomes Stronger in Europe.

A 24-year-old man from the Rottenburg has been arrested by the police for ordering drugs through the Darknet. This the tip of the iceberg in consideration of the massive crackdown they intend to make. According to the prosecutor and the drug detection team, the young man whose name was not revealed ordered the drugs on a large scale through the ... Read More »

Teen Bought Fake Euros From the Darknet, Police Reveal

In early November, German law enforcement concluded an investigation into a multi-month spree of counterfeit euro use spread throughout several towns in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Lake District. After collecting evidence and descriptions from shopkeepers and salespersons, the Criminal Investigation Department in one of the impacted towns identified a 19-year-old suspect in Strasburg. Police raided the teenager’s house and found “extensive evidence” that ... Read More »

Dealer Busted After Buying Counterfeit Euros on the Darknet

In the town of Brilon in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the Federal Criminal Police Office raided a 20-year-old who had ordered counterfeit money on the darknet. To the Federal Criminal Police Office’s (BKA) surprise, they could not find any counterfeit banknotes on the 20-year-old’s property, despite their own intelligence that indicated otherwise. Instead, the BKA found a cache of drugs “in ... Read More »

Cooperation an Essential Factor Needed To Secure IoT Says Europol

The embracing of the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to the creation of new legal, policy and regulatory challenges which has a broader and complex scope. Europol announced on October 19th that these challenges can be tackled when there is the existence of cooperation between different sectors as well as different stakeholders. This remark came after a two-day joint ... Read More »

UK Tops List of Europe’s Fentanyl Sales on the Dark Web

Recent research has placed the UK on top of the list of the host of fentanyl sales on the darknet in Europe. The research states that over 1,000 trades have been made so far over the past few months. According to professionals at the Oxford Internet Institute, the UK was a “significant player” in the synthetic opioid business and that, ... Read More »

Europol and Interpol Upholds Fight against Cyber Crime

At the 5th annual Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference held in The Hague, Netherlands, two familiar faces in the cybercrime world reaffirmed their strong commitment to continue their partnership in the war against cybercrime. Europol and Interpol, the two law enforcement organizations pledged to continue their good work and to build on successful examples of their partnership. Cyber specialists from across the ... Read More »