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2020.07.04

Encrochat騒動...

こんにちは、丸山満彦です。

暗号化された通信も解読できる場合もあるんですね。。。秘密が保証されていると安心し切って会話していたら実は筒抜けでした。。。というのは、破壊的なインパクトありますよね。。。国家が本気出すとすごいなぁと。。。思いました。

このすごい力をどのような目的で使うかが重要かと思います。

 

Europol

・2020.07.02 (News) DISMANTLING OF AN ENCRYPTED NETWORK SENDS SHOCKWAVES THROUGH ORGANISED CRIME GROUPS ACROSS EUROPE

At a joint press conference today, French and Dutch law enforcement and judicial authorities, Europol and Eurojust have presented the impressive results of a joint investigation team to dismantle EncroChat, an encrypted phone network widely used by criminal networks.

● Euro Just

・2020.07.02 Dismantling of an encrypted network sends shockwaves through organised crime groups across Europe

 

●  UK NCA

・2020.07.02 NCA and police smash thousands of criminal conspiracies after infiltration of encrypted communication platform in UK’s biggest ever law enforcement operation

 

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■ 報道

● VICE
・2020.06.19 Texts Claim Hack of Encrypted Phone Company Used by Hitmen by Joseph Cox

Messages allegedly sent to Encrochat users warned of a law enforcement takeover. Europol said it won’t comment on "ongoing operations." 

2020.06.22 Encrypted Phone Network Says It's Shutting Down After Police Hack bJoseph Cox

Encrochat's customers include hitmen and drug gangs across Europe.

・2020.07.03 How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organized Crime by Joseph Cox

Police monitored a hundred million encrypted messages sent through Encrochat, a network used by career criminals to discuss drug deals, murders, and extortion plots.

● Irish News
・2020.06.20 Wave of arrests after breach of encrypted communication network by ALLISON MORRIS

Encrochat sent an urgent message last weekend to all users to destroy their handsets after a breach.

Within hours police on both sides of the border were engaged in search and arrest operations.

Encrochat cannot be used to make voice calls. It uses a wifi signal rather than mobile networks and users are limited to text or picture messages.

Last Saturday users received an urgent message saying security across Europe had been compromised for around 30 minutes.

The company said: "Due to the level of sophistication of the attack and the malware code, we can no longer guarantee the security of your device. We took immediate action on our network by disabling connectivity to combat the attack.

"You are advised to power off and physically dispose of your device immediately".

Subsequently a number of people have appeared in court charged with offences alleged to be based on encrypted phone evidence.

・2020.06.25 Leading Co Tyrone republican's home searched in encrypted calls probe by ALLISON MORRIS

 

● CNN 
・2020.07.02 Hundreds arrested after police infiltrate secret criminal phone network by Emma Reynolds, CNN

An encrypted messaging service used exclusively by criminals has been infiltrated by police in a major operation, leading to hundreds of arrests and the seizure of firearms, drugs and millions of dollars in cash.

● Sky News - UK
・2020.07.02 Encrochat: Moment police raid criminal networks

 

● Romefod Recorder
・2020.07.02 Hundreds arrested across Essex and London as criminal instant messaging platform is cracked

● TechCrunch
・2020.07.03 Police roll up crime networks in Europe after infiltrating popular encrypted chat app by Devin Coldewey

 

● xakep
・2020.07.03 (НОВОСТИПравоохранители ликвидировали сервис Encrochat и произвели почти 750 арестов by  

Евпропол, британское Национальное агентство по борьбе с преступностью (NCA), а также правоохранительные органы Франции, Швеции, Норвегии и Нидерландов официально сообщили о ликвидации платформы для зашифрованных коммуникаций Encrochat, которой пользовались более 60 000 преступников по всему миру.

telecoms com
・2020.07.03 EncroChat hack shows there’s no such thing as secure communications by Scott Bicheno

The company - which had severs in France - provided an encrypted phone network widely used by criminal, according to Europol.

● Mail online
・2020.07.03 The gangland figures murdered in hits ordered on EncroChat: How killings of Salford's 'Mr Big' Paul Massey and mob 'fixer' John Kinsella were called in using encrypted phone network

  • The secret mobile system was used by Iceman killer Mark Fellows in his hits
  • Paul Massey and John Kinsella were executed in the gun murders
  • Drug gangsters Andrew Venna and Matthew Cornwall also used EncroChat app
  • Once system was hacked one of UK's most wanted was tracked down in Spain
  • Police forces used data to carry out Britain's biggest crime bust yesterday 

● threat post
・2020.07.03 E.U. Authorities Crack Encryption of Massive Criminal and Murder Network

Four-year investigation shuts down EncroChat and busts 746 alleged criminals for planning murders, selling drugs and laundering money.

● Sky News
・2020.07.03 EncroChat: What it is, who was running it, and how did criminals get their encrypted phones?

● News Shopper
・2020.07.03 Encrochat: Raids take down top London and Kent crime gangs by Jamie Bennett-Ness

Further details have been released on a series of raids against 'untouchable' top-tier criminals after police took town crime communications network, Encrochat, including data on a series raids in Gravesend which saw five people arrested and 24.5kg of cocaine and £213,000 seized.

 

● NL Times
・2020.07.03 INFO FROM ENCRYPTED PHONE HACK LED TO MAJOR DRUG NETWORK BUST b

 

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