Operation Ransom II

Europol's EC3 supported Spanish National Police in an operation targeting persons who sold access to 21,000 compromised computer servers, located in 80 countries, for anonymising their Internet activities. They were also suspected of laundering the illicit proceeds of police ransomware.

Results: The two criminals behind the scheme arrested. Electronic devices, digital evidence, EUR 50,000, and several thousand euros in e-currency seized. 

Main figures

  • 2 criminals behind the scheme arrested
  • 50.000 eUR, electronic devices, digital evidence and several thousand euros in e-currency seized

Duration

27 September 2013
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27 September 2013