United States Attorney Matthew Schneider announced that law enforcement in the United States has worked jointly in support of an international takedown of a VPN, dubbed Operation Nova. According to the announcement, law enforcement agencies managed to seize the domains and the servers of three VPN services. The three services, insorg.org, safe-inet.com, and safe-inet.net have been active for more than 10 years and are believed to be operated by the same individual or group.
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The coordinated effort was led by the German Reutlingen Police Headquarters together with Europol, the FBI, and other law enforcement agencies from around the world. The agency also stated that these services are designed to facilitate uninterrupted online criminal activities and to allow customers to operate while evading detections by law enforcement. According to the announcement, these services are designed to facilitate uninterrupted online criminal activities and to allow customers to operate while evading detections by law enforcement. Many of these services are advertised on online forums dedicated to discussing the criminal activity. Hackers are using this infrastructure to compromise networks all around the world.
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