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How French police officers pulled the plug on 'a cybercrime multinational' in the midst of the war in Ukraine

2023-11-28T19:20:48.872Z

Highlights: Sleuths from the Anti-Cybercrime Office (Ofac) took part in the arrest of the masterminds in Kyiv and other prisons. Ukrainian police officers knocked on their doors on Tuesday 21 November in a vast sweep designed to dismantle a network of experienced hackers. After an initial operation in 2021 that slowed down their activities, Ukrainian cyber police have this time apprehended a 32-year-old Ukrainian national suspected of being the ringleader. Four of his alleged main accomplices were also arrested.


INFO LE PARISIEN. Sleuths from the Anti-Cybercrime Office (Ofac) took part in the arrest of the masterminds in Kyiv and other prisons.


They thought they were safe in a Ukraine that has been plunged into war for more than a year and a half. Accompanied by their European and American counterparts, Ukrainian police officers knocked on their doors on Tuesday 21 November in a vast sweep designed to dismantle a network of experienced hackers. After an initial operation in 2021 that slowed down their activities, Ukrainian cyber police have this time apprehended a 32-year-old Ukrainian national suspected of being the ringleader. Four of his alleged main accomplices were also arrested.

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