Europol arrests teenagers on suspicion of abusing remote-access trojans




Europol has been working with various agencies arrested fifteen people, because they are under suspicion of committing various forms of cybercrime. The suspects are mainly teenagers and young adults.The suspects were remote-access Trojans or rat use, making it possible to have access to the computers of other people. So they were probably able to commit Internet crime, as reported Europol. Among them would steal personal information may fall performing DDoS attacks and extortion.

In total were arrested fifteen people, including teenagers and young adults. The arrests were carried out in Estonia, France, Romania, Latvia, Italy, Norway and the United Kingdom. A French team was at the head of the research that was part of the so-called Empact project, involving several European law enforcement agencies work together. Expected to be carried out similar investigations and operations by 2015.

The action was important as Europol to make people aware of the danger of such malware. Among Black Shades and Dark Comet called known as remote access tools.

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