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Johan Landström

Weekly Round-Up 7-11 Nov -22

It is time to round up the hectic week that has passed. So here are some of the highlights that have piqued our interest.

Europol has supported the Polish Central Cybercrime Bureau in a large sting targeting online child sexual exploitation, leading to the arrest of 44 individuals. Good work!

Europol- 44 Arrested in Poland in a sting targeting online child sexual exploitation

Eurojust and Europol have supported an investigation into a massive investment fraud involving the use of cryptocurrencies.

Eurojust- Eurojust coordinates action against massive investment fraud with hundreds of thousands of victims worldwide

Interpol has supported a global investigation into a large-scale international pyramid scheme leading to two arrests.

Interpol- Ponzi scheme suspects wanted via INTERPOL arrested in Greece and Italy

The United States Department of Justice reports on an arrest of an individual connected to the LockBit ransomware group, which has harmed victims in the United States and worldwide.

The United States Department of Justice- Man Charged for Participation in LockBit Global Ransomware Campaign

More on cyber from the European Parliament, which has passed new laws strengthening EU cybersecurity in key sectors.

Europarl- Fighting cybercrime: new EU cybersecurity laws explained

The International Centre for Counter Terrorism has released an interesting article on "How do Terrorists use Financial Technologies?" This study explores how terrorists use financial technologies in their plots.

The International Centre for Counter Terrorism- How do Terrorists use Financial Technologies?

Let's end this round-up with some longer reads. Starting with Insightcrimes investigation on how wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, illicit gold mining, and slash-and-burn land clearance are spreading across five Amazonian countries

Insightcrime- Stolen Amazon: The Roots of Environmental Crime in Five Countries

Or why not sit down and dive into my article on social engineering methods and how they target our human instincts.

Acuminor- An attacker's toolbox- Social engineering

Until next time, have a fantastic weekend!