Police raids target cyber-criminals in four countries: Germany


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  • Thursday, 07 Apr 2016

Partners, for now: China and the US have come to a tentative agreement on guidelines for requesting assistance on cyber crime, said US officials.

BERLIN: Police have launched raids against 170 suspected cyber-criminals across Germany and in the Netherlands, France and Canada, German authorities said, announcing the arrest of a 22-year-old chief suspect. 

The coordinated multi-national raids by some 700 police early April 6 targeted “globally active hackers and a variety of Internet criminals,” said prosecutors and police in the western city of Koblenz. 

In one of the 175 dawn raids on homes and businesses, they arrested a second suspect who was found to be in the possession of several kilogrammes of illegal drugs and weapons, they said in a statement. 

The hackers had offered illicit services such as camouflaging malware from anti-virus programs in order to steal online passwords and banking data and commit crimes ranging from fraud to extortion. 

The chief suspect was arrested in the western German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, the statement said, adding that police in the other searches had confiscated some 300 computers and disks. — AFP

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