Authorities Seize DoubleVPN Service Used by Cybercriminals
Law enforcement officials seized the servers and log files of DoubleVPN, a double-encryption service often used by cybercriminals to bypass detection.
DoubleVPN is a Russian VPN service that double-encrypts data passing through it. During the use of the service, requests are encrypted and transmitted to one VPN server, which then transmits them to another VPN server, which connects to the final destination. Cybercriminals use DoubleVPN to obfuscate their location and IP addresses during cyber attacks.
On Tuesday, June 29, law enforcement officers arrested the doublevpn.com website. According to them, they managed to get access to DoubleVPN servers, personal information of service users, log files and statistics.
“International law enforcement agencies continue to jointly fight the perpetrators of cybercrimes, regardless of when and how they are committed. Investigation into the data of users of this network continues, ”- according to the notification of law enforcement agencies, published on the website doublevpn.com.
The law enforcement operation involved Europol, Eurojust, the FBI, the UK National Crime Agency, the US Secret Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as law enforcement agencies from Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Bulgaria.
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