40 minutes | Jan 12th 2021

The Fall of EncroChat

In June 2020, EncroChat users received a flurry of panicked messages from the company claiming its encrypted network had been hacked by "government entities". What unravelled was one of the biggest hacks by law enforcement in history and many of its users are alleged organized criminals in Europe.The hack revealed a litany of criminal behaviour - drug deals and shipments, money laundering and arms trafficking, corrupt police officers, a planning of a murder and even the discovery of a torture chamber, hidden within a shipping container.This podcast was based on the reporting of Joseph Cox at Motherboard, VICE News.Guests:Joseph Cox, Senior Staff Writer at Motherboard, VICE News.Jake Moore, Cyber Security Specialist at ESET.Edouard Klein, Intelligence-Driven Cybersecurity, Sekoia.frTuesday Reitano, Deputy Director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.Reading:How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organized Crime, MotherboardEncrochat Investigation Finds Corrupt Cops Leaking Information to Criminals, MotherboardEncrypted Phone Network Says It's Shutting Down After Police Hack, MotherboardEuropol, Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (iOCTA) 2020 Presenter: Jack Meegan-VickersGlobal Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
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