Europol Arrests an Alleged DD4BC Member

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Europol, the European Union’s top police agency, announced that it has arrested and detained two alleged members of DD4BC, a notorious DDoS-attack group. The attackers are known for threatening and effecting DDoS attacks on various bitcoin-related services and mining pools. The group extorts bitcoins for ceasing an attack.

According to Europol, the “hunt” for DD4BC dubbed Operation Pleiades was carried out in cooperation with law enforcement agencies of the EU and other countries, including Bosnia and Hezegovina, Germany, France, Japan, Romania, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States.

The effort ended up with arresting of one alleged member of the group, and detainment of another.

“Operation Pleiades resulted in the arrest of a main target and one more suspect detained. Multiple property searches were carried out and an extensive amount of evidence was seized.”

Europol also stressed that it had managed to identity “key members of the organised network” located in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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