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Globale verdeckte Ermittlungen haben mit Message Diensten für Betrüger begonnen

By Duncan Mil

June 9, 2021 - Als das FBI den verschlüsselten Messaging Dienst Phantom Secure mit Sitz in Vancouver, Kanada, 2018 auffliegen ließ, entschloss sich die Polizei zu einer neuen Taktik: sie bauten ihren eigenen Dienst auf.

ANOM, a secure-messaging service built by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, launched in October 2019.

AN0M didn’t take off immediately. But after other secure platforms used by criminals were closed down by police, gangs started looking for a new app, and the FBI’s platform was ready.

Unbeknown to the criminals, the entire network was a sophisticated sting run by the FBI, coordinating with police in 15 other countries.

On Tuesday (June 8), global law enforcement officials revealed the scope of the three-year operation. Operation Trojan Shield had intercepted over 20 million messages in 45 languages and led to the arrest of at least 800 people in more than a dozen countries.

In Australia alone, police arrested 224 people and seized four tonnes of drugs and $35 million in cash.

PUBLISHED: 09/06/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: CBS News via YouTube