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Operation Trojan Shield

Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:17 pm

800 CRIMINALS ARRESTED IN BIGGEST EVER LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATION AGAINST ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATION

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Dutch National Police (Politie), and the Swedish Police Authority (Polisen), in cooperation with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and 16 other countries have carried out with the support of Europol one of the largest and most sophisticated law enforcement operations to date in the fight against encrypted criminal activities.

Since 2019, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, in close coordination with the Australian Federal Police, strategically developed and covertly operated an encrypted device company, called ANOM, which grew to service more than 12 000 encrypted devices to over 300 criminal syndicates operating in more than 100 countries, including Italian organised crime, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and international drug trafficking organisations.


Europol press release

A big whoopsie for the person who introduced this within a crime syndicate. A big scoop by law enforcement all over the globe.
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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:57 pm

Raise your hand if you thought this topic was going to be about rubbers.

*raises hand*
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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:31 pm

I hope they do a movie/documentary about this.
 
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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:34 pm

cjg225 wrote:
Raise your hand if you thought this topic was going to be about rubbers.

*raises hand*


I'm afraid the possibility did cross my mind.
 
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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:56 pm

cjg225 wrote:
Raise your hand if you thought this topic was going to be about rubbers.

*raises hand*


Definitely my first thought and the reason I opened the thread :lol:
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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:05 am

Were there not rumors that the EncroChat/EncroPhone platform was created with the blessing/help of law enforcement for the same reasons?
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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:26 am

Just a tad disappointed that Archguy didn't get the scoop on this one first.
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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:02 am

Report here, apparently six law enforcement officials included in the arrests, did not specify where though the reporter who mentioned it was in the US.
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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:04 pm

The interesting thing about this is that it's going to undermine criminals' confidence in ANY encryption service. No doubt thousands of mobile phones have been quickly dumped.
 
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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:25 am

AU and NZ international travel was very restricted over last year, how did they manage to smuggle drugs.
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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:28 am

Braybuddy wrote:
The interesting thing about this is that it's going to undermine criminals' confidence in ANY encryption service. No doubt thousands of mobile phones have been quickly dumped.


Most of the VPN services are operated by government shell companies, so does most of the dark web.

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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:50 pm

So you are a smart criminal, who are you gonna trust, only yourself, anything else exposes you to justice.

Also I think this is the last time police can use this trojan, they are wise now
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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:22 am

cjg225 wrote:
Raise your hand if you thought this topic was going to be about rubbers.

*raises hand*



Yes,

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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:54 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
So you are a smart criminal, who are you gonna trust, only yourself, anything else exposes you to justice.

Also I think this is the last time police can use this trojan, they are wise now

That is one goal. Make it so criminal organizations are more paranoid and thus remain smaller.

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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:11 pm

Braybuddy wrote:
The interesting thing about this is that it's going to undermine criminals' confidence in ANY encryption service. No doubt thousands of mobile phones have been quickly dumped.


Not a new feeling.
Remember that Swiss "trojan" encryption company subverted over decades by US and German intelligence services?
ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypto_AG
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Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:09 pm

dtw2hyd wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
The interesting thing about this is that it's going to undermine criminals' confidence in ANY encryption service. No doubt thousands of mobile phones have been quickly dumped.


Most of the VPN services are operated by government shell companies, so does most of the dark web.

Moral, Don't do crime if you don't want to do time.


Or go the other way. Why both Iraq and Afghanistan were so much bloodier, they knew they couldn't compete with the Americans so they went to traditional ways of doing things, using pigeons and what not for which the U.S. had no answer. How do you know if a pigeon is trained or untrained or if it's going long-distance or short distance etc. etc.

Criminals will find other ways and means of doing things. I don't believe that due to more policing things have changed. Just a look on the dark web tells you that it is as wild as it ever was.

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