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Interpol Busts Phishing-as-a-Service Platform ’16Shop,’ Leading to 3 Arrests

August 10, 2023

Interpol has announced the takedown of a phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) platform called 16Shop, in addition to the arrests of three individuals in Indonesia and Japan.

16Shop specialized in the sales of phishing kits that other cybercriminals can purchase to mount phishing attacks on a large scale, ultimately facilitating the theft of credentials and payment details from users of popular services such as Apple, PayPal, American Express, Amazon, and Cash App, among others.

“Victims typically receive an email with a pdf file or link that redirects to a site requesting the victims’ credit card or other personally identifiable information,” Interpol said. “This information is then stolen and used to extract money from the victims.”

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