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Europol shutters ransomware operation with kingpin arrests

November 28, 2023

International law enforcement investigators have made a number of high-profile arrests after tracking a major cybercrime group for more than four years.

A joint investigation team (JIT), spearheaded by French authorities, formed in 2019 to bring down a ransomware group linked to major attacks across the world.

Announcing the news today, Europol said that five individuals were arrested, including the 32-year-old leader of the group and four of its “most active accomplices.”

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