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INTERPOL-led action takes aim at cryptojacking in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE – An INTERPOL-coordinated operation in Southeast Asia against an emerging form of cybercrime known as cryptojacking has led to a massive reduction in the number of infected devices across the region. Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of victims’ computing power to mine cryptocurrency for the cybercriminals. In cryptojacking, the victims unwittingly install a programme …

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Illicit online pharmaceuticals: 500 tonnes seized in global operation

SINGAPORE – Fake cancer medication. Counterfeit pain pills. Illicit medical syringes. These are just some of the potentially life-threatening medicines and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea XI. Police, customs and health regulatory authorities from 116 countries targeted the illicit online sale of medicines and medical products, resulting in 859 arrests worldwide and the seizure …

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INTERPOL Match-Fixing Task Force closes ranks on organized crime

 LYON, France – A global INTERPOL conference has closed with a call to share more intelligence identifying the organized crime groups behind match-fixing. INTERPOL’s 10th Match-Fixing Task Force (IMFTF) meeting brought 80 officials from global law enforcement, international organizations, government departments and worldwide sporting associations under one roof to identify new ways to investigate and cooperate …

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Project Millennium meets in Austria on transnational Eurasian organized crime.

SALZBURG, Austria – Organized crime experts at an INTERPOL meeting called for enhanced data exchange on high-ranking Eurasian gang members to better address the transnational security threats they pose. The three-day (2 – 4 April) Project Millennium working group meeting gathered more than 60 participants from 26 INTERPOL member countries and was hosted by the …

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Organized crime expert meeting highlights key INTERPOL security role

LVIV, Ukraine –Organized crime experts have concluded an INTERPOL meeting with a call to boost data exchange on high-ranking Eurasian gang members to strengthen the global response to security threats they pose. Targeting Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) With INTERPOL’s Project Millennium developed to help countries identify the people and companies behind Eurasian TOC (i.e.: from …

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