The organised crime group is suspected of having committed a string of targeted attacks against very large industrial groups in Europe and North America from April 2020 onwards, writes Europol.
The criminals would deploy malware and steal sensitive data from these companies, before encrypting their files.Europol supported the investigation from the onset, bringing together all the involved countries to establish a joint strategy. Its cybercrime specialists organised 12 coordination meetings to prepare for the action day, alongside providing analytical, malware, forensic and crypto-tracing support.
A virtual command post was set up by Europol to ensure seamless coordination between all the authorities involved..
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