Security News The law enforcement operations targeting cybercrime in 2023


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In 2023, we saw numerous law enforcement operations targeting cybercrime operations, including cryptocurrency scams, phishing attacks, credential theft, malware development, and ransomware attacks.

While some of these operations were more successful than others, law enforcement has been increasingly using hack-back tactics to infiltrate operations and disrupt them.

BleepingComputer has provided a non-exhaustive list of these operations below in chronological order:
Hive ransomware disrupted after FBI hacks gang's systems
Police hacked Exclu 'secure' message platform to snoop on criminals
Core DoppelPaymer ransomware gang members targeted in Europol operation
Police seize Netwire RAT malware infrastructure, arrest admin
UK creates fake DDoS-for-hire sites to identify cybercriminals
US seizes $112 million from cryptocurrency investment scammers
FBI seizes stolen credentials market Genesis in Operation Cookie Monster
Police operation 'SpecTor' arrests 288 dark web drug vendors and buyers
FBI seizes 9 crypto exchanges used to launder ransomware payments
FBI seizes BreachForums after arresting its owner Pompompurin in March
EncroChat takedown led to 6,500 arrests and $979 million seized
Qakbot botnet dismantled after infecting over 700,000 computers
Police dismantle ransomware group behind attacks in 71 countries
FBI disrupts Blackcat ransomware operation, creates decryption tool
Interpol operation arrests 3,500 cybercriminals, seizes $300 million
German police takes down Kingdom Market cybercrime marketplace

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