Tags Europol

Andromeda botnet mastermind arrested in Belarus, identified by his ICQ number

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

The suspect "is ​recognized ​as ​a ​leading ​expert ​in ​malware ​development ​and ​reverse engineering, ​network ​security, ​and ​antivirus ​technology," researchers wrote.

International law effort takes down long-running Andromeda botnet

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

First launched in 2011, Andromeda was detected on an average of one million machines every month in the last six months.

Europol busts global ATM skimmer network

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

Four Bulgarians were arrested Thursday as part of an international police effort.

Europol: Ransomware is far and away criminals' favorite attack method

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

Highlighting incidents like the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware outbreaks, officials point to the ease with which ransomware is monetized.

The business models behind ATM malware empires

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

Sophisticated criminal operations have strategic vision and perhaps even insider help.

Interpol identifies 9,000 computers in Asia owned by hackers, used to launch ransomware

by Chris Bing • 8 months ago

Nearly 9,000 computer servers based in southeast Asia are infected with or currently dispensing malware, according to a newly unveiled Interpol-led operation heavily supported by multiple private sector cybersecurity firms and domestic law enforcement agencies. Hundreds of compromised websites popularly used in Southeast Asia, including regional government portals, were also identified as under the control of hackers, Interpol announced Monday.

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