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German Man Sentenced to Rehab for Producing Fake Euros

A 24-year-old from Papenburg was sentenced to two years in prison for producing counterfeit euros and selling them on a dark web marketplace. In addition to preparing counterfeit euros for circulation from his apartment, prosecutors found evidence that proved the man had been using dark web markets to purchase cocaine and other illegal substances. In June, law enforcement in Papenburg ... Read More »

Europol report on Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment

For a fifth year now, Europol has developed the IOCTA (Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment). The primary objective of the assessment is the provision of a comprehensive type of overview of the current and anticipated threats in the future, as well as, trends in the crimes being carried out or even conducted online. As the current events demonstrate the ways ... Read More »

Judge Acquitted Teen Who Admitted Buying Fake Euros on the Darkweb

In a hearing at the Waiblinger District Court, a judge acquitted two young men who had been accused of purchasing counterfeit euro notes on the darkweb and using them throughout Germany. Even though one of the suspects admitted purchasing counterfeit eyes with Bitcoin, a conviction would have hindered a parallel investigation into the source of counterfeit euros in Stuttgart, the ... Read More »

ORANGE AND EUROPOL SIGN MOU TO COMBAT CYBERCRIME IN EUROPE

As part of their strategy to combat cybercrime in Europe, Steven Wilson, Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with Jean-Luc Moliner, Orange Head of Group Security. The agreement is meant to ensure a smooth running of cyber security and to enhance a safe cyber environment through information sharing. According to Europol, there ... Read More »

Europol Busts International E-Commerce Fraud Gang

According to the European Police Office, (Europol), 95 suspected fraudsters were arrested in this year’s e-Commerce action. The 2018 e-Commerce action took place from June 4 to 15 and was a joint law enforcement operation between 28 countries from across the globe, coordinated by Europol’s European cybercrime center. A June 19 Europol press release stated that the suspects arrested included ... Read More »

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 »