International Law Enforcement Action Against DroidJack Mobile Phone Malware

28 October 2015
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On 27 October 2015, in an investigation initiated by Germany and supported by Europol and Eurojust, law enforcement officials from Germany, France, Britain, Belgium, Switzerland and the United States have carried out a number of house searches and arrests of suspected users of the mobile phone malware DroidJack, which allows cybercriminals to take over control of Android smartphones without their owners noticing.

DroidJack is a mobile phone malware which allows cybercriminals to, for instance, monitor a smartphone's data traffic, eavesdrop on phone conversations or hijack a phone's camera.

Europol supported the investigation by providing analytical support and by facilitating information exchange in the framework of the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce, hosted at Europol's European Cybercrime Centre in The Hague.