In the months following a major undercover operation, the police were able to monitor and monitor criminal organizations in countless countries. Tomorrow, an international team led by Europol will provide details and explanations about police operations, some of which are already known by the international media.
Criminals bought so-called “encrypted phones”, but they were not as encrypted as they hoped; these devices were provided by the police themselves through informants and undercover agents. De Telegraaf report.
Previously, the police managed to hack into several encrypted messaging services such as SkyECC and EncroChat, but in this case, the police themselves controlled the network for sharing messages. Not only can the police read, but detectives can also see where the phone is. The voice converter can be turned off remotely.
Also arrested in the Netherlands
Police forces from the United States, Australia, Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands worked together in the operation. Today, the operation resulted in the arrest of hundreds of people in various countries, including the Netherlands. Raids, arrests and searches were carried out in North Brabant, Limburg and Rotterdam.
Europol described the operation as “the most complicated attempt to disrupt criminal activities around the world so far.”