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Strengthening the fight against cybercrime

29 September 2016

During the Interpol-Europol Cybercrime conference in Singapore this week, Steven Wilson - Head of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and Mr. Philip Reitinger, President & CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), agreed to strengthen the fight against cybercrime together. Europol and GCA will conclude a Memorandum of Understanding in the coming weeks.

Identifying cybercriminals at core of INTERPOL-Europol conference

28 September 2016

Cyber specialists from law enforcement, the private sector and academia are working together in Singapore this week (28 - 30 September) to address the challenges of identifying those responsible for crimes committed in cyberspace.

The relentless growth of cybercrime

27 September 2016

Europol’s 2016 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) identifies an expanding cybercriminal economy exploiting our increasingly Internet-enabled lives and low levels of digital hygiene. Informed largely by Europol’s law enforcement and cooperation partners, the report identifies eight main cybercrime trends and provides key recommendations to address the challenges.

Belgium, Romania and Europol target international human trafficking gang

23 September 2016

A Belgian-Romanian international operation carried out yesterday in Belgium has led to the arrest of four individuals suspected of trafficking young women for the purpose of sexual exploitation, and the seizure of one luxury car.

Europol specialists in trafficking in human beings (THB), equipped with a mobile office, were deployed in Belgium to deliver real-time cross-checks of data gathered during the action. Romanian authorities also deployed specialised THB officers who supported the operation on the spot.

German Minister of Interior for Lower Saxony visits Europol

22 September 2016

Yesterday, Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, hosted the visit of Boris Pistorius, German Minister of Interior for Lower Saxony, at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague. Mr Pistorius was briefed on Europol’s activities and, in particular, those of the three European centres established at Europol: the European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC), the European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC) and European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). During his visit, Mr Pistorius also met with the German liaison officers stationed at Europol.

Europol steps up efforts to prevent airline fraud

21 September 2016

Yesterday, Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) hosted the Annual Meeting of the European Airline Fraud Prevention Group (EAFPG).
During the event, which took place at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, representatives of airline companies, online travel agencies, IATA and the payment sector from the EU Member States, discussed recent problems and possible responses, including closer cooperation with police organisations. 

Europol launches a third Call for Proposals to further support EMPACT actions

20 September 2016

On 20 September 2016 Europol published a third Call for Proposals to fund EMPACT actions within the 2016 framework. This is a call restricted to EMPACT participants designed to support the 2016 Operational Action Plans approved by the Committee on Internal Security of the European Union in Council Decisions, within the 2014-17 EU policy cycle for organised and serious international crime.

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