Operation Ransom

Spanish Police, working closely with Europol's EC3 and Interpol, dismantled a large and complex cybercrime network dedicated to spreading police ransomware. It is estimated that the criminals affected tens of thousands of computer worldwide, bringing in profits in excess of one million euros per year.

Results: 11 arrested. Six premises searched and IT equipment and credit cards confiscated. 

Main figures

  • 11 arrested
  • 6 premises searched, IT equipment and credit cards confiscated


13 February 2013
13 February 2013