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Australian Authorities: Rise In Organized Crime Is Due To The Increased Popularity Of Cryptocurrencies

Australia’s financial sector has experienced a major increase in organized crime. The country’s criminal intelligence agency reported that this rise is due to the growth of online banking systems and increased popularity of cryptocurrencies. Recently, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) published a report, in which the agency stated that the expected damage of the money laundering and further financial ... Read More »

Report: Weapon Trade On The Dark Web Increased In The Netherlands

According to a national threat assessment report published by the Dutch police on June 1, the illegal trade of weapons on the darknet is increased, along with the use of automatic firearms among criminals in the Netherlands. A separate report conducted in May confirms the findings of the current study. In the previous research, it was claimed that it is ... Read More »

Pakistan Sees Increased DNM Credit Card Sales

On March 20, two Two Chinese citizens fell into Pakistani Federal Investigation Agency custody after being caught on camera while stealing from ATMs. The FIA announced that the ATM fraud hit their radar on March 10; they received complaints from the branch manager of Bank alHabib, Chartered Accountant Avenue Branch. After an investigation ensued, authorities captured both “hackers.” According to ... Read More »

Portugal Notices Increased Darknet Trafficking

The media payed special attention to cybercrime following several key moments throughout world history. The ongoing struggle between Russia and the United States, for instance, placed a spotlight on “election hackers” and hacking in general. With added attention to internet crime came added attention to the darknet. Although the rise of the original Silk Road attracted attention from the media, ... Read More »

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Drug Overdose Deaths Increased In A German Region

According to a recent report, in Augsburg, Germany, and the surrounding area, the number of dead persons by drug overdose had increased to record levels. This number was not this high since 1998. In 2016, 42 persons were reported as dead due to narcotics overdose in Augsburg. This is the highest level since 1998. In 2015, 31 people died as ... Read More »

Counterfeit Euro Notes In Sweden Increased By 120 Percent

According to a report conducted by the National Forensic Center (NFC) in Linköping, Sweden, the counterfeit euro notes in circulation in the country increased by 120 percent from 2014 to 2016. The National Forensic Center examines half of the total amount of counterfeit euro notes each year. Last year, they examined 660 fake bills. In two years, it is an ... Read More »

Increased Reports of New Zealanders Ordering Drugs Online

Kiwi’s are increasingly using social media to buy and sell drugs, and are finding it easier than ever to get P, according to new drug monitoring research. The Illicit Drug Monitoring System(IDMS) study shows that nearly three-quarters of frequent drug users now use social media and encrypted websites to purchase and sell narcotics. Conducted by Massey University academics and funded ... Read More »

Bitcoin Playing An Increased Role In Crime, Europol Says

After the joint law enforcement operation of law enforcement authorities of Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, and the United Kingdom started chasing the hacker group DD4BC (Distributed Denial of Service – DDoS – for Bitcoin), the Europol stated that Bitcoin is playing an ”increasing role in all criminal activities”. The UK Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) found the key ... Read More »