Europol

The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Fugitive Allegedly Faked His Own Death to Chill in a $3.4 Million Castle

A clear lesson in what not to do after faking your own death.
Drew Schwartz
10.18.18
Islamic State

U.S. and European cops just torpedoed Islamic State’s online propaganda machine

"We have punched a big hole in the capability of ISIS to spread propaganda online."
David Gilbert
4.27.18
hansa

Europol Head Tells Us About its Dark Web Market Sting

“This is a massive hit—two of the top three."
Joseph Cox
7.20.17
Policing The Web

Volunteers Are Helping Europol Geo-Locate Child Abuse Images

In June, the European Union's law enforcement agency launched a crowdsourcing project to identify items in child abuse images. Online sleuths have already matched plenty of localized objects.
Joseph Cox
7.10.17
Hacking

The Strange Case of a Hacked Dark Web Child Porn Site Just Got Stranger

Europol confirms it has documents related to Giftbox, a dark web child abuse site that was recently used to deploy a Tor Browser zero-day exploit.
Joseph Cox
1.26.17
crime

Authorities Just Shut Down One of the World’s Largest Malware Networks

More than 800,000 domains were seized, sinkholed , or blocked in 'Operation Avalanche', an effort by law enforcement authorities and researchers in 30 countries.
Andrada Fiscutean
12.1.16
Australia

FBI Hacked Computers in Australia as Part of Global Child Porn Sting

The list of countries the FBI hacked computers in just keeps growing.
Joseph Cox
10.10.16
The Hacks We Can't See

FBI's Mass Hack Hit 50 Computers in Austria

Revelations that the 'Operation Pacifier' child porn investigation extended to Austria too shows the extent of the FBI's reach overseas.
Joseph Cox
7.28.16
Europe

France's parliament says intelligence 'failed' before the 2015 terror attacks

An inquiry committee urged the government to create a single intelligence agency to prevent failures like those that let the Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan terrorists slip through.
VICE News
7.5.16
Drugs

UN Report Urges Solutions to Dark Web Drug Trade

The agency has called for more legislative and technological methods for clamping down on the dark web's narcotics marketplace.
Joseph Cox
6.23.16
crime

Court Docs Confirm FBI's Child Porn Hack Was International

The FBI has so far declined to comment on whether it hacked computers outside of the US.
Joseph Cox
5.17.16
Europe

Encryption Gets in The Way of 75% of Cases, Europol Chief Says

Encryption is a "real problem," director Rob Wainraight said.
Joseph Cox
5.10.16
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