The operation, conducted by the Milan Postal Police, involved law enforcement and judicial authorities in Europe, the United States and Canada The Postal Police, under the direction of the Milan prosecutor’s office, during an international police operation, seized a VPN network infrastructure, capable of anonymizing and encrypting the cyber traces used by criminal groups that targeted their victims through ransomware. The operation, conducted by the Milan Postal Police, which involved law enforcement and judicial authorities in Europe, the United States and Canada, was coordinated by Europol, Eurojust and the Dutch national prosecutor. The Postal Police closed one of the nodes in the network infrastructure that provided a safe haven for cybercriminals from which to attack victims. In various parts of the world, the servers where DoubleVpn hosted content were seized, while the related web domains were replaced by a splash page with the logos of the participating law enforcement agencies. This coordinated seizure was carried out in the framework of the European multidisciplinary platform against criminal threats (Empact).
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