Hey guys,

It’s nice to know that the cyber criminals of the world are on the back foot when it comes to being tracked down but law enforcement.

To counter cybercrime, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) recently set up a fake hacking forum to lure unsuspecting cybercriminals. This ingenious strategy aims to combat the rising threat of DDOS and “malware-as-a-service” (MaaS) operations, which I discussed in a previous article.

The NCA’s undercover operation involved creating a seemingly legitimate hacking forum to attract cybercriminals looking to buy, sell, or exchange hacking tools and services. As unsuspecting users registered and shared information, the authorities monitored their activities, gathering valuable intelligence on cybercriminal networks and their tactics.

The operation’s success has led to the identification and subsequent arrests of several cybercriminals, effectively disrupting and dismantling a number of illegal hacking operations. Additionally, the NCA seized a vast amount of sensitive data, such as stolen credentials and financial information, which could have been used for further cyberattacks.

This innovative approach to combating cybercrime, particularly MaaS operations, demonstrates the potential for law enforcement agencies to infiltrate and disrupt such illegal marketplaces. By taking the fight to the criminals’ own turf, the authorities are sending a strong message that they are determined to curb the growing threat of cybercrime.

You can read the full story here on the NCA website.https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/nca-infiltrates-cyber-crime-market-with-disguised-ddos-sites

All the best,

Max Roberts,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.