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Interpol unplugs nearly 9,000 Asian command and control networks

An Interpol investigation has revealed a worrying degree of insecurity in south-east Asian countries, with even government-operated web servers infected to operate as command and control systems for bot-herders. The investigation turned up and shut down 9,000 C&C servers across “hundreds” of compromised Websites in Indonesia, …
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'Nigerian princes' snatch billions from Western biz via fake email – Interpol

Spoofed email and malware hidden in attachments netted crooks in West Africa more than $3bn in three years from businesses. That's according to research carried out by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) and infosec biz Trend Micro. Forget claims of money stuck in bank accounts. Scammers are now raking it …
Iain Thomson, 10 Mar 2017
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Asian nations mull regional 'Europol' in fight against cybercrime

RSA APAC A closed-door meeting of cabinet ministers from more than a dozen countries met yesterday to mull the creation of a Europol-style organisation to crack down on cyber crime in the region and abroad, The Register has learned. The Asian organisation is conceptual only, but has support from countries including China, Malaysia, …
Darren Pauli, 21 Jul 2016
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Virtualisation blog 'of interest to Interpol'

UPDATE VMware employee William Lam appears to have been denied entry to Europe. Lam touched down in Paris en route to VMworld Europe in Barcelona, but soon after landing Tweeted the following. *sigh* Apparently Interpol has an interest in virtuallyGhetto, not the good kind :( There's chance I might not make #VMworld — William Lam (@ …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Oct 2015
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Hey, is that CSI: Hackers on TV? Oh, it's Microsoft's Cybercrime Center

Microsoft has built a new home for its Digital Crimes Unit on its Redmond campus to bring together geeks, lawyers, forensic specialists, and law enforcement in tracking down online crooks around the world. Microsoft Cybercrime Center No fighting in the war room please "The Microsoft Cybercrime Center is where our experts …
Iain Thomson, 15 Nov 2013

Trend Micro turns RAT catcher as Taiwan cops cuff hacker

Security vendor Trend Micro has embiggened its industry collaboration credentials this week after helping Taiwanese police arrest one man in connection with a widespread targeted attack, and teaming up with Interpol on a new cyber crime prevention centre. The targeted attack in question used the notorious Ghost remote access …
Phil Muncaster, 25 Jun 2013
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US & EU celebrate 'Cyber Monday' by seizing 132 websites

Law-enforcement authorities in the US and the European Union celebrated "Cyber Monday" – the internet's shopping-frenzy equivalent to brick-and-mortar stores' Black Friday – by shuttering 132 websites for selling counterfeit merchandise. "These websites were stealing from legitimate websites and copyright holders and the …
Rik Myslewski, 27 Nov 2012
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Interpol attacks hacks

A haul of suspected hackers allegedly linked to the Anonymous cabal has been hauled in by a wide ranging Interpol operation named ‘Operation Unmask’. Interpol announced that it has collared 25 suspected hackers across four countries in Latin America and Europe. The agency boasted that 250 items of IT equipment and mobile …
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Nominet suspends fake pharma domains

Nominet, the .uk address registry, has suspended hundreds of internet domain names as part of a global police crackdown on crime gangs peddling fake pharmaceuticals. Operation Pangea IV saw almost 13,500 websites taken down and dozens of suspects arrested in 81 countries, according to Interpol, which coordinated the swoop. …
Kevin Murphy, 30 Sep 2011
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First Australian ISPs launch Interpol internet filter

While debate rages over Telstra and Optus announcing their filtering plans, CyberOne in Canberra has jumped the industry. On Friday, it started filtering its TransACT-connected clients against the Interpol blacklist. A voluntary industry code of practice for ISPs in Australia aims to disrupt the activities of child …
The Register breaking news

Greek police nab Pentagon hacking carding suspect

Greek police have arrested an 18-year-old suspected of hacking into systems run by Interpol, the FBI, and the Pentagon. The unnamed Athens-resident teenager - known only by his online handle nsplitter - allegedly began his hacking spree with an attack against the FBI when he was only 15. However, investigators reckon his main …
John Leyden, 8 Jun 2011
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Child abuse cop slams ICANN

One of Interpol's top child porn cops has launched a blistering attack on the domain name industry and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for not doing enough to help law enforcement tackle child abuse imagery online. At ICANN's public meeting in San Francisco this week, Garda Síochána's Michael …
Kevin Murphy, 17 Mar 2011
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Sweden to issue international arrest warrant for Assange

Swedish prosecuters plan to issue an international arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, after a court today approved their request to detain him over rape and molestation allegations. Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny said she will seek his arrest via Interpol, AP reports. Assange again denied the …
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Interpol issues arrest warrant for fake passport hit team

International police agency Interpol has out put stop and detain notices for 11 suspects reckoned to have used fake passports to enter the UAE before taking part in the murder of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai last month. The development came as UK officials said that a preliminary investigation showed that six …
John Leyden, 19 Feb 2010
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Interpol chief questions body scanner rollout

The head of Interpol has questioned whether the ongoing scramble by western governments to install body scanners at airports is financially worthwhile and said they are is unlikely to stop terrorists. Ron Noble, the internation criminal intelligence agency's secretary-general, said at Davos that if you are a terrorist, "Are …
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Web manhunt child abuser gets 20 years

A US child abuser who became the target of an internet manhunt last year has been jailed for nearly 20 years after abusing boys as young as six. Wayne Nelson Corliss, 60, was sent to prison for 19 and a half years and ordered to pay $5,000 by a court in Newark, New Jersey on Monday, AFP reports. Corliss was arrested in May …
John Leyden, 17 Nov 2009
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NZ couple do bunk with £3.9m bank error

New Zealand police have asked Interpol to help them apprehend a couple who did a bunk with an unspecified percentage of a NZ$10m (£3.9m) bank error. The unnamed couple, believed to have run a Rotorua service station before taking the money and running, applied for a NZ$10,000 loan with Oz bank Westpac, which generously decided …
Lester Haines, 21 May 2009
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Net pharmacies raided in nine countries

Raids hit suspected internet drug peddling operations in nine countries on Wednesday as part of a international crackdown coordinated by Interpol. Operation Pangea targeted the sales of unlicensed or prescription-only medicines over the net. The drugs on offer claimed to offer relief from treatments ranging from diabetes and …
John Leyden, 13 Nov 2008

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