Darkweb site taken down
Tue 9 Dec 2014, 15:00

FBI and Europol, took down Doxbin, one of the darkweb’s most notorious sites where users and admins posted the names, addresses, social security numbers, healthcare histories and other personal details in a spirit of digital vigilantism – or plain malice. Although the police were able to seize the domain, it is technically trivial to re-establish control of a “seized” site. And the Doxbin’s new overlord has simply set up a new domain that agents cannot touch.

Offline, one common use of data from Doxbin is to employ it in “SWATing” a target, where a victim’s phone number is spoofed and used to call in armed police. The caller claims they need urgent assistance to the related address, officers arrive with guns drawn and surprise the victim.

3rd Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference
Thu 20 Aug 2015, 15:00
The 3rd Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference will be held at Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in The Hague 30 September - 2 October 2015.
New documents reveal Europol’s plans to increase surveillance
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 19:14

The Europol work programme until the end of the year 2016 reveals that the agency’s goals are to gradually expand its surveillance capacities, to facilitate cross-border access to data, and increase the use of biometrics.

New documents reveal Europol’s plans to increase surveillance
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 17:20

The Europol work programme until the end of the year 2016 reveals that the agency’s goals are to gradually expand its surveillance capacities, to facilitate cross-border access to data, and increase the use of biometrics.

In August 2016, the German news site Netzpolitik.org leaked a document which provides an overview of Europol’s planned activities.

Oversight of the new Europol regulation likely to remain superficial
Tue 12 Jul 2016, 17:20

On 1 May 2017, the new regulation on Europol will enter into force. The compromise agreed on during the trilogue procedure establishes more detailed provisions on oversight of the activities of Europol by the European Parliament.