Rob Wainwright

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A man holds a child as they disembark from the Aquarius ship of Sos Mediterranee upon its arrival in the Sicilian port of Palermo, southern Italy, today. About 600 migrants were brought to Sicily after being rescued at sea off the Libyan coast. Photograph: Igor Petyx/ANSA via AP

People traffickers have changed their routes and strategies for smuggling migrants into Europe following the clampdown by border police in EU countrie(...)

A picture released in March 2016 by Belgian police showing suspects of the attacks at Brussels Airport. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A total of 142 people died in terror attacks across Europe in 2016, a death toll on a par with the 148 fatalities the previous year – but a striking i(...)

Armed police officers patrol on Borough High Street in London on Sunday, following the terror attack on Saturday night.   Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

At 10.08pm on Saturday, a white van heading north on London Bridge pulled a U-turn and, accelerating to 80km an hour, careened on to the footpath kno(...)

 A programer shows a sample of decrypting source code in Taipei, Taiwan over the weekend. A‘WannaCry’ ransomware cyber attack has hits thousands of computers in 99 countries. Photograph: EPA

The massive ransomware attack that caused damage across the globe over the weekend should be a “wake-up call” for governments, the president of Micros(...)

 The cyberattack has hit 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. Photograph: EPA

Security experts are warning that the global cyberattack that began on Friday is likely to be magnified in the new workweek as users return to their o(...)

A programmer shows a sample of a ransomware cyberattack on a laptop. Photograph: EPA

Cybersecurity experts have warned businesses to beware of potential ransomware attacks when logging onto their computers on Monday morning and not to (...)

All HSE staff are  asked to switch on computers on Monday morning in order to allow screening of the machines, but not to log on, in the wake of the global ransomware attack over the weekend. File photograph: Getty Images

All Health Service Executive staff are being asked to switch on computers on Monday morning but not to log on, in the wake of the global ransomware at(...)

Europol’s  director  Rob Wainwright says about 40 per cent of its cases have some  UK involvement. Photograph: Aurore  Belot/AFP/Getty Images

In the aftermath of the Berlin Christmas market attack that left 12 people dead, Britain now looks certain to opt into an extension of powers from Ma(...)

Migrants wait to be rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libya, on October 4th. About 500 died when a  boat capsized in April.  Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The head of Europe’s police agency said it would “look again” at the largest migrant shipwreck in the Mediterranean this year after an investigation b(...)

An Iraqi special forces soldier takes cover as  an Islamic State fighter detonates a car bomb in a suicide attack in Tahrir neighbourhood of Mosul last month. Europol warned on Friday that car bombs and kidnappings may become more common. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State (Isis) is likely to launch more attacks in Europe, the EU police agency Europol warned on Friday, with several dozen militants already i(...)

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