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Europol and ING Group reinforce their cooperation in combating cybercrime

27 August 2015

Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ING Group, in order to further strengthen and expand cooperation in combating cybercrime targeting the financial sector. This MoU allows for Europol and ING Group to exchange strategic information, information on trends and statistical data.

Europol and FireEye to cooperate on detecting cybercrime threats

17 August 2015

Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has concluded a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with FireEye. The MoU will allow for the exchange of knowledge and expertise on cybercrime, mainly in the areas of early detection of cybercrime threats and statistics on trends.  

Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference

14 August 2015

30 September to 2 October 2015 – The Hague, The Netherlands

The 3rd Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference will be held at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in The Hague.

The three-day event will bring together the top executives of cybercrime units from around the world in order to further strengthen their cooperation.

Darknet hidden service for child sexual abuse material shut down

31 July 2015

Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has supported Italian law enforcement authorities to shut down a hidden service for distributing child sexual abuse material. The house of the Italian administrator has been searched and 14 000 bitcoin wallets have been seized.

Europol’s new training course on payment card fraud forensics

27 July 2015

From 13 to 17 July 2015 Europol organised a new training course on payment card fraud forensics at the Spanish National Police Academy in Ávila, Spain. The aim of the training was to increase forensic experts' knowledge and expertise in examining skimming devices, and other types of payment fraud forensics.

Third edition of Europol’s training course on Open Source IT Forensics

20 July 2015

Following the success of the past two editions, Europol has organised, for the third consecutive year, a training course on Open Source IT Forensics, hosted by the Spanish Police Academy in Ávila, Spain. Over a two-week period, 55 cybercrime experts and 8 specialised trainers participated from law enforcement agencies in 30 different countries - the highest number of participants to date. The course was aimed at enhancing law enforcement's knowledge in using Linux as an investigative platform and employing a variety of open source tools within the area of digital forensics.

Cybercriminal Darkode forum taken down through global action

15 July 2015

This week, law enforcement and judicial authorities worldwide have taken down the most prolific English-speaking cybercriminal forum to date: Darkode. In an international coordinated action against the hacking forum and its users, investigators from all over the world targeted cybercriminals that were using the Darkode forum to trade and barter their hacking expertise, malware and botnets, and to find partners for their next spam runs or malware attacks.

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