Europol and law enforcement wiretapped thevirtual private network service used by the world’s mostnotorious cyber criminals to evade interception and took them down on 12-21-2020!
This was done in a coordinated law enforcement action led by the German Reutlingen Police Headquarters together with Europol and law enforcement agencies from around the world. The Safe-Inet service was shut down and its infrastructure seized in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France and the United States. The servers were taken down, and a splash page prepared by Europol was put up online after the domain seizures. This coordinated takedown was carried out in the framework of theEuropean Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats (EMPACT)
Active for over a decade, Safe-Inet was being used by some of the world’s biggest cybercriminals, such as the ransomware operators responsible for ransomware, E-skimming breaches and other forms of serious cybercrime.
This VPN service was sold at…
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