Criminals

    • Secret phone network used by crime rings busted

      Secret phone network used by crime rings busted

      An encrypted phone network widely used by thousands of criminals has provided police with a “gold mine” of information, leading to numerous arrests, drug seizures and even foiled assassination attempts, French and Dutch authorities said on Thursday cited by Reuters. Police from the two countries targeted the encrypted service Encrochat and have been monitoring it for months, officials announced at the headquarters of Eurojust.

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    • International crime adapts to pandemic rapidly, Interpol chief warns

      International crime adapts to pandemic rapidly, Interpol chief warns

      Interpol head Juergen Stock, in an interview with dpa on Monday, warned the world would see a sharp rise in the illegal trade in fake medical products once a coronavirus vaccine or medication was on the horizon. He pointed to the recent appearance of uncertified personal protective equipment such as medical face masks, or fake hand sanitizer, as an indication of what could happen.

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    • Criminals exploit virus crisis to widen their activities

      Criminals exploit virus crisis to widen their activities

      Exploiting public fears and the disruption of medical care provision during the coronavirus pandemic, organised crime groups are quickly seizing the new opportunities by selling counterfeit products, impersonating health workers and even hacking computers as many citizens do their job online at home, according to European law enforcement agency, Europol.

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    • Closing security gaps between information systems in EU

      Closing security gaps between information systems in EU

      The Parliament and the Council reached on Tuesday a political agreement on the Commission's proposal to close important security gaps by making EU information systems for security, migration and border management work together in a more intelligent and targeted way, the EU press service reported. This interoperable framework will ensure that border guards and police officers have access to the right information when and where they need it to perform their duties.

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