The Register: Europol wipes out 30,000+ piracy sites, three suspects cuffed to walk the legal plank

The Register: Europol wipes out 30,000+ piracy sites, three suspects cuffed to walk the legal plank. “In total, Europol says it was able to shut down 30,506 domains. They also arrested three people, seized 26,000 pieces of clothing and perfume, grabbed 363 litres of alcohol (about 10 Reg holiday parties), an unspecified number of hardware devices, and upwards of €150,000 in bank and online payment accounts.”

Neowin: Europol says it has taken Islamic State presences offline

Neowin: Europol says it has taken Islamic State presences offline. “The European Union’s police agency, Europol, has announced that it has hit Islamic State’s online presence, claiming that the group is totally offline for the time being. With the rapidity that online groups can be set up, they may spring back up in time but it’ll likely take a while for any subscribers of those channels to reconnect.”

The Guardian: Campaign launched to catch ‘Europe’s most wanted women’

The Guardian: Campaign launched to catch ‘Europe’s most wanted women’. “Europe’s policing agency has launched a campaign to catch the continent’s most wanted female criminals. Europol’s new website, called the Crime Has No Gender campaign, reveals the faces of fugitives wanted by 21 EU countries in an interactive way. Eighteen of them are women.”

The Next Web: Europol is developing a ‘game’ to teach officers how to trace cryptocurrency

The Next Web: Europol is developing a ‘game’ to teach officers how to trace cryptocurrency. “Cryptocurrency crime fighters are about to have a lot more fun after Europol has revealed its developing a game to help law enforcers learn how to trace and investigate illicit uses of digital currencies.”

Europol: 3 arrested in France for looting the archives of libraries throughout Europe

Europol: 3 arrested in France for looting the archives of libraries throughout Europe. “With the support of Europol, the French National Police (OCBC – National Unit in charge of Cultural goods trafficking) and the Spanish Guardia Civil (UCO) have dismantled an organised crime group suspected of stealing maps in the archival collections of libraries throughout Europe.”