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Countering the Expansion of Transnational Criminal Networks

Countering the Expansion of Transnational Criminal Networks

The expanding size, scope, and influence of transnational organized crime and its impact on U.S. and international security and governance represent one of the most significant challenges of the 21st…

All about the criminal rats behind Spora ransomware.

All about the criminal rats behind Spora ransomware.

Nowadays, ransomware has become the most dangerous type of criminal malware. Most of the new families are prepared by amateurs (script-kiddies) and they are distributed on a small scale. Inside…

The rise of digital organized crime and the cybercops.

The rise of digital organized crime and the cybercops.

While ransomware is a rising threat, it’s child’s play compared to what’s coming. We will see the rise of digital organized crime and the need for as many digital cops as…

Cybersecurity vulnerability of U.S. elections

Cybersecurity vulnerability of U.S. elections

This is the first of a four-part series, based on interviews with private sector cybersecurity experts, on the vulnerability of U.S. elections to cyberspace intrusion. The next three parts will…

International criminal gangs like Mara Salvatrucha and “La 18” sending foot soldiers into the U.S.

International criminal gangs like Mara Salvatrucha  and “La 18” sending foot soldiers into the U.S.

Criminal networks with Latin American roots, such as MS-13 and the 18th Street gang, are using the administration’s open-door policy at the border to slip in recruits that are causing…

ID theft hit 18 million people, 7% of U.S. population last year targeting bank acc and credit cards.

ID theft hit 18 million people, 7% of U.S. population last year  targeting bank acc and credit cards.

Almost 18 million people were victims of identity theft in the United States last year, with the majority of crimes targeting credit cards and bank accounts, the Department of Justice…

Report.- Risk Rating Kidnapping in Mexico and regions of the world acc to german agency.

Report.- Risk Rating Kidnapping in Mexico and regions of the world acc to german agency.

EXOP’s Kidnapping Risk Overview provides a short global overview and trend about the kidnapping risk for foreigners and local staff of international companies and organisations. The Center for Research &…

How to tackle being kidnapped.

How to tackle being kidnapped.

Kidnappings are a distressing experiences for all involved, but if handled professionally from the onset, an agreement will be reached, a ransom paid, and the hostage will be safely released.…

To fight crime, more U.S. law enforcement agencies are using undercover agents.

To fight crime, more U.S. law enforcement agencies are using undercover agents.

The U.S. federal government has expanded the use of undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 federal agencies posing as  welfare recipients, business people, doctors, political…

Research indicate Transnational Organize Crime expanding in Latin America

Research indicate Transnational Organize Crime expanding in Latin America

Organized crime is expanding its tentacles throughout Latin America, and wherever it arrives people flee. In El Salvador, street gangs force people from their homes. In Colombia, a place already…

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