Authorities Dismantled Cybercrime-Affiliated VPN Provider VPNLab
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In an international operation, law enforcement took down VPNLab.net, a virtual private network provider that advertised its services on the criminal underground and catered to various cybercrime groups, including ransomware gangs. The operation involved Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Latvia, Ukraine, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Led by the Central Criminal Office of the Hannover Police Department in Germany, the action took place under the EMPACT security framework objective called Cybercrime - Attacks Against Information Systems. Europol said that authorities seized or disrupted the 15 servers that hosted VPNLab.net’s service in Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Latvia, Ukraine, the US, and the UK. (Catalin Cimpanu / The Record)
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