FBI warns of ongoing COVID-19 vaccine related fraud schemes

US federal agencies have warned about scammers exploiting the public’s interest in the COVID-19 vaccine to harvest personal information and steal money through multiple ongoing and emerging fraud schemes. The warning was issued earlier today through the FBI National Press Read More …

Law enforcement take down three bulletproof VPN providers

Law enforcement agencies from the US, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands have seized this week the web domains and server infrastructure of three VPN services that provided a safe haven for cybercriminals to attack their victims. The three services Read More …

Italian police arrest 2 in defense data theft case

Police in Italy have arrested two people in connection with the hacking of Italian aerospace and electronics company Leonardo, the Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. The Leonardo group also has a cybersecurity division that counts NATO among its customers and Read More …

Samuel Paty murder: French security services failed to act over incendiary social media campaign

French security services failed to appreciate the gravity of the defamatory campaign on social media against the teacher Samuel Paty before his murder, an inspectors’ report has found. Despite the school’s headteacher reporting concerns about increasingly incendiary posts targeting the Read More …

Burner phones and banking apps: Meet the Chinese ‘brokers’ laundering Mexican drug money

Early next year, a Chinese businessman named Gan Xianbing will be sentenced in a Chicago courtroom for laundering just over $530,000 in Mexican cartel drug money. Gan, 50, was convicted in February of money laundering and operating an unlicensed money-transfer Read More …

Channel crossings: Suspected people-smuggling gang arrested in raids

A suspected people-smuggling gang accused of bringing hundreds of people to the UK in small boats has been broken up, the Home Office says. A 36-year-old British Syrian man was detained at his flat in north-west London on Thursday morning, Read More …

Germany bans far-right extremist group ‘Sturmbrigade 44’

Germany’s Interior Ministry on Tuesday banned the extreme-right group “Sturmbrigade 44,” after a series of raids across three German states. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer proscribed the group, also known as “Wolfsbrigade 44,” allowing a series of measures to be taken Read More …

Kansas: WPD’s Explosive Detection K-9 ‘Boomer’ goes viral for daily treadmill workout

Boomer is a two-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever and he loves running on the treadmill. He’s WPD’s new explosive detection canine and like his co-workers, he tries to stay healthy and in shape to keep up with the job. He and his Read More …