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Europol and Barclays intensify cooperation in fighting cybercrime

29 June 2015

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and Barclays have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further strengthen and expand cooperation in combating cybercrime that specifically impacts the financial sector. This MoU affords the possibility for Europol and Barclays to exchange strategic information, information on trends, expertise and statistical data.

Global action against online air ticket fraudsters sees 130 detained

29 June 2015

On 16 and 17 June an international law enforcement operation against airline fraudsters took place at 140 airports across the world, resulting in the detention and investigation of 130 individuals that were found in possession of airline tickets bought using stolen credit card details.

Europol supports huge international operation to tackle organised crime

29 June 2015

More than 500 suspects have been arrested in Operation Blue Amber, a series of international actions which were supported by Europol and took place in 260 locations across the world. Between 4 May and 24 June, law enforcement officers from the 28 EU countries and international partners1 joined forces to take out organised crime groups and their infrastructures.

Successful Moldovan drugs trafficking operation coordinated by Europol

26 June 2015

On 24 June, an international police operation coordinated by Europol led to the simultaneous seizure of two consignments of hashish worth EUR 300 000 and the arrest of two suspects.

The action – led by Moldova, working with Europol, Italian and Slovakian law enforcement authorities (LEAs) – was initiated last night, based on high quality intelligence provided by Moldovan officers.

Europol Deputy Director visits the EU Regional Task Force in Sicily

26 June 2015

On 26 June, Europol's Deputy Director of Operations, Wil van Gemert, together with Frontex's Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri and Giovanni Pinto, Director for Immigration and Border Police, visited the premises offered by the Italian authorities to host the EU Regional Task Force (EU RTF) in Catania, Sicily.

Major cybercrime ring dismantled by joint investigation team

25 June 2015

A joint investigation team (JIT) consisting of investigators and judicial authorities from six different European countries, supported by Europol and Eurojust, has taken down a major cybercriminal group during a coordinated action in Ukraine.

Mandate of Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce extended after successful first six months

24 June 2015

Launched on 1 September 2014 to further strengthen the fight against cybercrime in the European Union and beyond, the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), initially set up for a period of six months, has been extended following its success. All participating countries and agencies have agreed on the benefit of this cooperation model and expressed their willingness to continue.

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