The Department of Justice (DoJ) along with the FBI and other international law enforcement agencies announced the seizure of three different internet domains selling malware and information.
The domains seized were primarily focused on selling stolen information, while the other two websites were primarily focused on customers who wanted to send Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and provided them with online tools to perform such attacks.
“Cybercrime often crosses national borders. Using strong working relationships with our international law enforcement partners, we will fight crimes like these that threaten privacy, security and commerce around the world,” the attorney said. American Matthew Graves in the press release.
The seizure of these domains is the result of an international collaborative effort with the National Police Force of the Netherlands and the Federal Police of Belgium. The main suspects suspected of being behind these domains have been arrested in Belgium.
“These seizures are prime examples of the ongoing actions the FBI and our international partners are taking to disrupt malicious cyber activity,” said Special Agent in Charge Wayne Jacobs. “Interrupting malicious DDoS operations and taking down websites that facilitate the theft and sale of stolen personal information is a priority for the FBI.”
Currently, when accessing these website domains, visitors will be greeted with an entry banner detailing the end of the domains.