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Jun 8 - 800 arrested around the world in crackdown of FBI run ANOM encrypted messaging app
 

 
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More than 800 suspected criminals have been arrested worldwide after being tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, officials say.
The operation, jointly conceived by Australia and the FBI, saw devices with the ANOM app secretly distributed among criminals, allowing police to monitor their chats about drug smuggling, money laundering and even murder plots.
Officials called it a watershed moment.
Targets included drug gangs and people with links to the mafia.
Drugs, weapons, luxury vehicles and cash were also seized in the operation, which was conducted across more than a dozen countries. This included eight tons of cocaine, 250 guns and more than $48m (£34m) in various worldwide currencies and cryptocurrencies.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the operation had "struck a heavy blow against organised crime" around the world.

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European Union police agency Europol described Operation Trojan Shield/Greenlight as the "biggest ever law enforcement operation against encrypted communication".
How did the ANOM sting work?
The FBI began operating its own encrypted device company called ANOM, and covertly distributed devices with the chat app among the criminal underworld via informants.

The idea for the operation came after two other encrypted platforms were taken down by law enforcement agencies, leaving criminal gangs in the market for new secure phones.
The devices were initially used by alleged senior crime figures, giving other criminals the confidence to use the platform.
"You had to know a criminal to get hold of one of these customised phones. The phones couldn't ring or email. You could only communicate with someone on the same platform," the Australian police explained.

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Australian fugitive and alleged drug trafficker Hakan Ayik was key to the sting, having unwittingly recommended the app to criminal a*sociates after being given a handset by undercover officers, police said.
Dubbed the "Facebook gangster" by Australian media outlets, Ayik is seen in social media photographs with large tattoos and a muscular physique. Local outlets say he has been living in Turkey since evading arrest, living a luxury lifestyle with a Dutch wife.
Police said he was "best off handing himself into us" as soon as possible, as he may be in danger himself, having unwittingly helped the FBI with their sting.
In total, some 12,000 encrypted devices were used by around 300 criminal syndicates in more than 100 countries.

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What did the authorities uncover?
Officers were able to read millions of messages in "real time" describing murder plots, mass drug import plans and other schemes.
"All they talk about is drugs, violence, hits on each other, innocent people who are going to be murdered, a whole range of things," said Australian Federal Police commissioner Reece Kershaw.

In total, some 9,000 police officers around the world were involved in the sting.
Calvin Shivers of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division said the operation had enabled police agencies to "turn the tables on criminal organisations", with intelligence gathered preventing murders and a number of other crimes.
"We were actually able to see photographs of hundreds of tons of cocaine that were concealed in shipments of fruit," he said.

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Statements from law enforcement agencies did not name any of those arrested in the sting.
In Australia, 224 people were arrested including members of outlaw motorcycle gangs, mafia groups, Asian crime syndicates, and serious and organised crime groups.
Police said they also seized three tonnes of drugs and A$45m (£25m; $35m) in cash and a*sets, and acted on 20 "threats to k*ll", potentially saving the lives of a "significant number of innocent bystanders".
Mr Morrison said the sting, which was called Operation Ironside, was "a watershed moment in Australian law enforcement history".
New Zealand police said 35 people in the country had been arrested, and about NZ$3.7m (£1.9m, $2.7m) of a*sets seized.
"We believe the termination of these operations will have a significant impact on New Zealand's organised crime scene," National Organised Crime Group Director Detective Superintendent Greg Williams said.
Europol's deputy executive director Jean-Philippe Lecouffe described the operation as an "exceptional success".
The agency did not break down the arrests in each country, but local officials said they included 70 people in Sweden and 49 in the Netherlands, according to Reuters news agency.
Linda Staaf, the Swedish police's head of intelligence, said the operation had prevented 10 murders, Reuters reported.
The FBI is expected to present more details later on Tuesday.

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 2 weeks ago '17        #2
1Oh 
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 2 weeks ago '11        #3
Sin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x30 OP
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sh*t like this is why I tell people why selling drugs longterm is a setup for disaster

the system is rigged for you to always lose, cops change the laws to their advantage
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 2 weeks ago '16        #4
00010111  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Idiots.
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 2 weeks ago '20        #5
Xiox  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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You have to wonder why these rich enterprises did not hire their own tech to build an encrypted app ?
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 2 weeks ago '11        #6
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 Xiox said
You have to wonder why these rich enterprises did not hire their own tech to build an encrypted app ?
servers can always be seized
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 2 weeks ago '20        #7
Xiox  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Sin said
servers can always be seized
Who said they have to use Amazon , Microsoft or Google's servers
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 2 weeks ago '05        #8
Fauby  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Xiox said
You have to wonder why these rich enterprises did not hire their own tech to build an encrypted app ?
Sinola cartel built their own mobile network to use.

If your making hundreds of millions or billions of dollars, this is what you need to do.
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 2 weeks ago '11        #9
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 Xiox said
Who said they have to use Amazon , Microsoft or Google's servers
they seized Kim dotcom servers from around the world when they shutdown mega upload

you can't stop the feds from tracing where the data goes and only certain countries will block the US from seizing things
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 2 weeks ago '18        #10
SFamilyRep  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 1Oh said

Mad af there won’t be a new season
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 2 weeks ago '06        #11
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 Sin said
servers can always be seized
 Xiox said
Who said they have to use Amazon , Microsoft or Google's servers
Answer still remains servers can always be seized
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 2 weeks ago '19        #12
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This was such an obvious sting.

You had to give your contact info just to get technical specs


*Worked in the industry
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 2 weeks ago '11        #13
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 Fauby said
Sinola cartel built their own mobile network to use.

If your making hundreds of millions or billions of dollars, this is what you need to do.
Their system is limited though

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 2 weeks ago '19        #14
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 Sin said
sh*t like this is why I tell people why selling drugs longterm is a setup for disaster

the system is rigged for you to always lose, cops change the laws to their advantage
Drugs can supplement your income long term, but cannot be your main source for a long time
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 2 weeks ago '08        #15
cohs  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Isn’t signal open source?
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 2 weeks ago '16        #16
foshoVoodoo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x37
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Legalize all drugs
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 2 weeks ago '12        #17
OldBusiness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 foshoVoodoo said
Legalize all drugs
With the murders, kidnappings identifiy theft, money laundering an such they got on these guys they probably don't even give a sh*t about the drugs at this point fam.

I saw the article on another site that highlighted the drugs part, but when I read @ 's article, and others I was like.....sh*t the dope is the least of their worries.

They got these n*ggas on the line for wiping out rivals, innocents, and even their own members
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 2 weeks ago '19        #18
zzxxccvvbb 
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 cohs said
Isn’t signal open source?
So is Graphene O/S

Criminals are dumb and ask all the wrong questions
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 2 weeks ago '11        #19
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 OldBusiness said
With the murders, kidnappings identifiy theft, money laundering an such they got on these guys they probably don't even give a sh*t about the drugs at this point fam.

I saw the article on another site that highlighted the drugs part, but when I read @ 's article, and others I was like.....sh*t the dope is the least of their worries.

They got these n*ggas on the line for wiping out rivals, innocents, and even their own members
It’s just not safe to do street crime in this era

The police have too many resources
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 2 weeks ago '20        #20
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 2 weeks ago '19        #21
Big Gurthy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 Xiox said

Whoa now
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 2 weeks ago '19        #22
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 Sin said
It’s just not safe to do street crime in this era

The police have too many resources
You can sell all the drugs you want in affluent areas as long as you dress like them and drive a similar car and wrap up by 10pm every night
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 2 weeks ago '11        #23
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 zzxxccvvbb said
You can sell all the drugs you want in affluent areas as long as you dress like them and drive a similar car and wrap up by 10pm every night
and you can charge a premium for the same drugs
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 2 weeks ago '17        #24
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Per the Washington Post:

"Global law enforcement officials got lucky with Anom early on, after an alleged member of the Australian criminal underworld, Hakan Ayik, one of the country’s most-wanted criminals, praised the devices to his a*sociates and encouraged their uptake.

“He was one of the coordinators of this particular device. So he’s essentially set up his own colleagues,” Kershaw, the Australian police commissioner, told reporters Tuesday, saying that he should turn himself in, “given the threat that he faces.”

It’s also funny this goes down around the same time the wife of El Chapo entered a guilty plea makes you wonder��
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 2 weeks ago '19        #25
zzxxccvvbb 
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 Sin said
and you can charge a premium for the same drugs
No one really wants to start sh*t and bring heat either
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