COORDINATED ACTION

30 Jun: COORDINATED ACTION CUTS OFF ACCESS TO VPN SERVICE USED BY RANSOMWARE GROUPS

(Source: Europol)

Takedown of DoubleVPN makes it harder for criminal hackers to cover their tracks

This week, law enforcement and judicial authorities in Europe, the US and Canada have seized the web domains and server infrastructure of DoubleVPN. This is a virtual private network (VPN) service which provided a safe haven for cybercriminals to attack their victims. 

This coordinated takedown, led by the Dutch National Police (Politie), under jurisdiction of the National Public Prosecutor’s Office (Landelijk Parket), with international activity coordinated by Europol and Eurojust, has now ended the availability of this service. 

Servers were seized across the world where DoubleVPN …