Lutte contre les RATs - Opération Falling sTAR

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Lutte contre les RATs - Opération Falling sTAR

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In December, Europol & a number of law enforcement and judicial
authorities across Europe carried out a two weeks long coordinated action
against the use of remote access Trojans (RATs).

Operation Falling sTAR* resulted in multiple house searches and the
arrest of 12 individuals in France, Norway & Romania.

Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) supported the countries in
their efforts to identify EU citizens, mainly young adults suspected
of misusing RATs to commit various types of cybercrime. Europol hosted
a number of operational coordination meetings, collated intelligence
and provided analytical and other operational support to nine European
countries. The participating countries worked together in the framework
of the EMPACT project ( European Multidisciplinary Platform Against
Criminal Threats
) targeting cyber-attacks that affect critical
infrastructure and information systems in the EU

During the operation a large number of computers and internet accounts
have been seized. This joint international effort follows on previous
successful actions against the threat posed by this type of malware.

Wil van Gemert, Europol's Deputy Director Operations said: The very
technologies that empower people in everyday situations can be exploited
to target and harm unsuspecting victims. As crimes committed online remain
an urgent and increasing challenge, law enforcement agencies have to join
forces across borders and act in unison to protect the users and prevent
young individuals from pursuing a criminal path. Operation Falling sTAR
is another striking example of how coordinated international efforts
and effective law enforcement partnerships can counter and prevent
cyber criminality.

Remote access Trojans run invisibly on the infected systems with the
intention to spy on victims' computers and collect personal data such as
passwords or credit card information, and to record on-screen, webcam
and microphone activity. RATs are different from legitimate remote
administration tools that are often used in corporate environments to
assist computer users or install software remotely, with the consent
and knowledge of the users.

Malicious versions of legitimate tools feature heavily in malware
investigations. They are often available for intruders to freely purchase
online and use without acquiring a set of technical skills. Many malware
variants are also multifunctional and can have the capability to encrypt
files for ransom or DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, or
download other malware onto the compromised systems.

Joint international operation targets users of remote access Trojans across Europe

* Nom de l'opération : ( en verlan sTAR ← → RATs )


** MegalodonHTTP de Bin4ry vendait sur HackForums mais il avait son propre site.
Les enquêteurs n'ont eu qu'à lister les informations publiques du nom de domaine ?

Registrant Name: John Davis
Registrant Organization: Bin4ry Corp
Registrant City: Namsos
Registrant State/Province: Nord-Trondelag
Registrant Postal Code: 7777
Registrant Country: NORWAY
Registrant Phone: +47.90822394
Registrant Email:

*** Norway : deux âgés de 16 ans, un de 17 ans, deux de 21 et un homme de 24 ans.

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