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CYBERSECURITY: EUROPOL strikes back at Ransomware Gang responsible for attacks against critical infrastructure

EUROPOL strikes back at Ransomware Gang responsible for attacks against critical infrastructure 
By Iain Fraser - Cybersecurity Journalist
via GEOPoliticalMatters.com

In an operation co-ordinated by Europol and carried out in the framework of the European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats ( EMPACT)  a total of 12 highly targeted individuals who are alleged to have been responsible for wreaking havoc across the world with ransomware attacks against critical infrastructure, have been targeted in a joint-operation by law enforcement across eight countries culminating in in Ukraine and Switzerland 

The network of cyber actors known for specifically targeting large corporations, effectively bringing their business to a standstill represented a dangerous combination of aggressive disruption and high-stake targets believed to have affected over 1,800 victims in 71 countries. 

As the result of the strike over USD $45,000 in cash was seized together with 5 luxury vehicles. A number of electronic devices are currently being forensically examined to secure evidence and identify new investigative leads. Learn More/... 

About Iain Fraser - Cybersecurity Journalist

Iain Fraser Cybersecurity Journalist and Commentator - Gibraltar (Accredited Member of NUJ, IFJ and ONA) and European Authority Writer & Corporate Lecturer.  I have authored over 2,000 blog posts on all aspects of Cybersecurity Awareness, Threat Management & Best Practice Mitigation as well as covering Geopolitics, Geocrime & Terrorism issues.

Log on to my Blog Daily for my roundup of the latest Cybersecurity News, Breaches, Privacy Protocols and Mitigation. If your organisation needs Definitive, Authoritative & Reliable Cybersecurity Content and Bespoke Articles then we should talk! 

On LinkedIn: My Bio/LinkedIn
On Twitter: @TheIainFraser/Twitter 

Image Credit: Europol

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