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Police forces take down RagnarLocker leak sites

Police forces take down RagnarLocker leak sites

An international coalition of police forces has taken the leak sites of the ransomware gang RagnarLocker offline. This criminal organization has been targeting government agencies, healthcare facilities and large corporations, among others, since at least 2020. The group has mainly targeted orga... Read more

date7 months ago
Mastermind behind Lapsus$ ransomware attacks found guilty

Mastermind behind Lapsus$ ransomware attacks found guilty

The British 18-year-old alleged mastermind behind the notorious Lapsus$ hacking attacks has been found guilty by a jury in London. His charges include breaking into tech companies, stealing data and demanding a ransom to prevent leaks. The 18-year-old prime suspect and presumed mastermind behind... Read more

date9 months ago
German states balk at letting police use Palantir technology

German states balk at letting police use Palantir technology

Bad memories of state overreach plus recent court rulings make some states rethink using the software. Some state governments in Germany are rethinking how their police forces use software made by Palantir, according to a report in the Financial Times. The concern stems from privacy concerns and... Read more

date1 year ago
Europol shuts down FluBot malware

Europol shuts down FluBot malware

FluBot's infrastructure was taken down by a joint operation of Europol and more than 10 police forces worldwide. The operation, spearheaded by the Dutch police, freed 10,000 victims from FluBot's network. Since 2020, the malware has been distributed through text messages in several countries. By... Read more

date2 years ago
Dutch Police offer no protection for hacked suspect data

Dutch Police offer no protection for hacked suspect data

Last year, the Dutch police performed 28 hacks the devices of suspects. In 23 cases, the supplier of the software used was able to access suspect data. This is made evident by an inspection by the national ministry of Justice and Security. In 2019, the Dutch police force gained new ways to hack... Read more

date2 years ago
Dutch police places warning on hacker forums

Dutch police places warning on hacker forums

The Dutch police have posted messages on various hacker forums emphasising their aggressive stance against cybercrime. The police recently took down a major botnet. The messages were posted on Raid and XSS, two forums that are very accessible and popular with hackers, writes ZDNet. In the messag... Read more

date3 years ago
Botnet with million infected computers taken over

Botnet with million infected computers taken over

The French police have taken over and neutralised a large botnet for cryptographic currency mining. The botnet managed nearly a million infected computers. It was the Retadup malware, writes Techcrunch. This malware infects computers and then uses processor power to minimize cryptographic currency. ... Read more

date5 years ago
Marketplace on dark web confiscated by German and Dutch police

Marketplace on dark web confiscated by German and Dutch police

The German, Dutch, Romanian and American police, together with Europol, are said to have confiscated the servers of a marketplace on the dark web called Wall Street Market. That's what ZDNet reports. On Wall Street Market, illegal products such as drugs, weapons and login details were stolen. The se... Read more

date5 years ago
Microsoft refuses to share face recognition technology with police

Microsoft refuses to share face recognition technology with police

Microsoft has refused to share its facial recognition technology with the police in California, reports Reuters. Police in the state had asked the company to install facial recognition in police cars and body cameras. The reason for the rejection of the request was his concern for human rights. Mic... Read more

date5 years ago
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