The National Crime Agency and international agencies have punched holes in UK criminal networks after an encrypted messenger app, EncroChat, was decrypted. Over 700 arrests have been made in the UK.
Europol has announced that it knocked Islamic State offline. It worked with nine firms including Telegram which was hosting a large amount of terrorist content, including the Amaq propaganda outlet.
Europol is going after the 151,000 registered users of the biggest DDoS-for-hire website. The law enforcement authority has warned that these people will "face action for the damage they have caused."
Europol has reason to suspect Google's Tap & Go service has been used by criminals to instigate fraudulent NFC payments. Thieves are able to exploit contactless credit cards, despite being deactivated
In response to the escalating threat from ransomware, Europol has worked with the Dutch Police, Intel Security, and Kaspersky Lab to develop a new portal to help victims decrypt their data for free.
Microsoft has announced it has entered into partnerships with three groups (The Organization of American States, Europol and FIS) in its continued efforts to help combat international cybercrime.
Microsoft has revealed that it has disrupted a "rampant botnet" known as 'ZeroAccess' - which has so far infected almost two million PCs - in collaboration with the FBI, Europol and industry partners.