Europol arrested a "high value" Russian-Canadian LockBit ransomware operator wanted in connection to high-profile cyber attacks on critical infrastructure and large industrial groups.
Some cities and states that were early to ban law enforcement from using facial recognition software appear to be having second thoughts as crime spikes become a major political issue.
A probe has discovered that surveillance footage from Amazon's Ring devices is being provided to law enforcement agencies without warrants or the consent (or knowledge) of device owners.
A data breach on DEA's Law enforcement system reportedly granted administrators of doxxing and swatting website Doxbin and linked to Lapsus$ hacking group access to at least 16 databases.
U.S. and European law enforcement agencies seized RaidForums and detained its founder and two accomplices after a year-long operation. Hacking site had at least 10 billion stolen records for sale and has more than 500,000 registered users.
The Hydra darknet market with an estimated annual turnover of $1.35 billion was taken down. It had about 17 million users and 19,000 registered seller accounts prior to the bust.
Europol, Latvian, and Lithuanian police arrested 108 suspects involved in an international investment scam operation in 3 call centers located in Riga and Vilnius. Operation makes €3 million in profit per month.
Anonymous inside sources revealed that an attack campaign conducted in the middle of 2021 netted sensitive user data from Apple and Meta, with the hackers posing as legitimate law enforcement agencies.
Lapsus$ hackers appeared to be reckless – posting about their activities on Twitter and other social media sites, and reportedly broke into Zoom conference calls at the companies they had just breached to taunt employees.
In general, law enforcement does not have access to E22E messages sent via secure messaging apps. However, there is a workaround: message backups sitting in cloud storage services.