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Moldovan ‘Thief in Law’ and his associates arrested in European crackdown

What connects counterfeit cigarette factories in Romania, blackmail and extortion cases in Moldova and a string of high-profile burglaries in

  

13 arrested for tricking elderly with love in Italy

Love trickery targets lonely men aged between 70 and 90  The family-based criminal gang, composed predominantly of Romanian nationals, targeted

  

13 arrested in Italy for tricking elderly with love

Love trickery targets lonely men aged between 70 and 90  The family-based criminal gang, composed predominantly of Romanian nationals, targeted

  

Terrorist and extremist chants used to woo recruits – focus of latest Europol Referral Action Day

In collaboration with the music entertainment company SoundCloud, the participating countries and the ECTC’s European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU-IRU)

  

Three arrested in the Netherlands for ATM explosion spree in Germany

The arrests took place on in the early hours of 17 May in Haarlem and Vianen in the Netherlands. This

  

Transforming SQL Queries Bypasses WAF Security

A team of university researchers finds a machine learning-based approach to generating HTTP requests that slip past Web application firewalls.Dark

  

Spectre Meltdown

title: “Spectre and Meltdown Attacks against OpenSSL” date: 2022-05-13 00:00 author: “OpenSSL Technical Committee” published: true The OpenSSL Technical Committee

  

The SaaS-to-SaaS supply chain is a wild, wild mess

Cloud migration and IT democratization have created a continuously growing network of interconnected business applications, integrated to digitize and automate

  

Catherine De Bolle appointed to a second term as Executive Director of Europol

The extension is based on a procedure following the decision of the Management Board of Europol as of 1 May

  

2022 EU drug markets analyses from Europol and the EMCDDA

Europe’s role in international drug production and trade is changing, according to new analyses released today  by Europol and the

  

Gun smugglers behind mail order service arrested in Poland and the Netherlands

On 25 April, Europol supported a series of actions carried out simultaneously in the Netherlands and in Poland, as a

  

Three German fugitives arrested in Spain for providing shadow banking system to criminals

Three individuals have been arrested as the result of an action day in Malaga, Spain, on 30 March, the details

  

Violent labour exploitation gang busted in Romania and the UK

The Romanian Police (Poliția Română) and the United Kingdom Northamptonshire Police, supported by Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled a criminal

  

New Europol and EMCDDA Analyses of the European Drug Market

To be presented in Brussels on 6 May, the analyses combine data from Europol’s operational intelligence on organised crime with

  

Europol report finds deepfake technology could become staple tool for organised crime

Recommendations for tackling criminal uses of deepfakes Much of the deepfake content created today is identifiable through manual methods that

  

Spain arrests two for supplying conflict zones with weapons

The two suspects were arrested at their homes in Barcelona and El Masnou on 20 April. Seven other members of

  

Europol and UEFA hold first international conference on match-fixing in football

On 26 April, a total of 109 senior officials from law enforcement, judicial authorities and national football associations from 49

  

Cocaine lords targeted in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands

This operation targeted the European and South American drugs and money-laundering infrastructure of a large scale trafficking network, which had

  

War in Ukraine: Europol deploys operational teams to all frontline partner countries

Coming at the request of these countries, Europol now has operational teams in Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Moldova, with

  

Four arrested for forcing vulnerable victims to beg

An investigation by the Upper Austrian Regional Criminal Office (Landeskriminalamt Oberösterreich), the Austrian Federal Police (Bundeskriminalamt), the German Bavarian State

  

NextGenerationEU – Law Enforcement Forum

The forum targets organised crime threats against the NextGenerationEU recovery fund. Representatives from EU Member States, the European Commission, the

  

Tackling hate crime across Europe: second joint action day targets over 170 individuals

On the action day, 7 April 2022, law enforcement authorities raided multiple locations across Europe and targeted 176 individuals in

  

A common response to serious and organised crime linked to the war in Ukraine

Today, Europol hosted an EMPACT meeting to focus on intelligence and operational actions linked to threats of serious and organised

  

Human trafficking gang exploiting South American victims busted in France and Spain

French Border Police initiated the investigation in January 2021, although investigators suspect that the network was already active for some

  

Kinahan organised crime group sanctioned by US Department of the Treasury

Today Ireland’s national police force, An Garda Síochána, launched the criminal justice initiative ‘cooperating at an international level in protecting

  

EU-wide operation targeting criminal assets in relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

In the framework of Operation Oscar, initiated by Europol’s European Financial and Economic Crime Centre, Europol will facilitate partners’ exchange

  

Europol awarded top European standard for its environmental performance

We are therefore proud that our commitment to sustainability has been recognised through the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)

  

One of the world’s biggest hacker forums taken down

Launched in 2015, RaidForums was considered one of the world’s biggest hacking forums with a community of over half a

  

One of the world’s biggest hacker forums taken down

Launched in 2015, RaidForums was considered one of the world’s biggest hacking forums with a community of over half a

  

Kinahan organised crime group sanctioned by US Department of the Treasury

Today Ireland’s national police force, An Garda Síochána, launched the criminal justice initiative ‘cooperating at an international level in protecting

  

EU-wide operation targeting criminal assets in relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

In the framework of Operation Oscar, initiated by Europol’s European Financial and Economic Crime Centre, Europol will facilitate partners’ exchange

  

Human trafficking gang exploiting South American victims busted in France and Spain

French Border Police initiated the investigation in January 2021, although investigators suspect that the network was already active for some

  

Tackling hate crime across Europe: second joint action day targets over 170 individuals

On the action day, 7 April 2022, law enforcement authorities raided multiple locations across Europe and targeted 176 individuals in

  

Europol awarded top European standard for its environmental performance

We are therefore proud that our commitment to sustainability has been recognised through the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)

  

A common response to serious and organised crime linked to the war in Ukraine

Today, Europol hosted an EMPACT meeting to focus on intelligence and operational actions linked to threats of serious and organised

  

Four arrested for forcing vulnerable victims to beg

An investigation by the Upper Austrian Regional Criminal Office (Landeskriminalamt Oberösterreich), the Austrian Federal Police (Bundeskriminalamt), the German Bavarian State

  

NextGenerationEU – Law Enforcement Forum

The forum targets organised crime threats against the NextGenerationEU recovery fund. Representatives from EU Member States, the European Commission, the

  

War in Ukraine: Europol deploys operational teams to all frontline partner countries

Coming at the request of these countries, Europol now has operational teams in Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Moldova, with

  

Love me not: human traffickers earned up to EUR 1 800 per day per victim

The Romanian Police (Poliția Română) and the United Kingdom Intelligence Directorate, supported by Europol and Eurojust, dismantled a criminal network

  

Armenian criminal gang dismantled in France over counterfeit cigarettes

On 15 March, over 40 judicial customs investigators, with the support of special intervention teams of the French National Police

  

Latvia and Lithuania detain 108 over multi-million euro call centre scam

On 24 and 25 March hundreds of officers, including special intervention teams, raided a total of three call centres belonging

  

More than 5 million potentially dangerous toys seized in 21 countries

Between October 2021 and 31 January 2022, Europol coordinated operation Ludus II targeting trafficking of counterfeit toys and other goods.

  

Crackdown on human traffickers in France and Romania

The French National Police (Police Nationale), the Romanian Police (Poliția Română) and the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional), supported by

  

Europol supports Belgian authorities in shutting down an illegal cigarette factory

Fourteen workers mainly from Eastern Europe were arrested, and the Belgian authorities seized the complete cigarette manufacturing machinery. Some four

  

14 arrests for euro counterfeiting in Spain

The criminal network, led by a mother and son of Lithuanian origin, was composed of members mainly of Spanish, Lithuanian

  

14 arrests for euro counterfeiting in Spain

On 1 March 2022, Europol supported the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) and the Spanish regional Catalan Police (Mossos d’Esquadra)

  

Europol continues to support EU Member States affected by the conflict in Ukraine

In light of the worsening situation in Ukraine and the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to the neighbouring countries

  

New Accountability Framework to use artificial intelligence in a transparent and accountable manner

Catherine De Bolle, Executive Director of Europol: I am confident that the AP4AI Project will offer invaluable practical support to