Britain’s Law enforcement agencies have been really busy this past week as representatives from the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) of the National Crime Agency (NCA) headed a countrywide cyber crime ‘protest week’ that caused the arrest of fifty seven people in twenty five different operations.
The people who were arrested by law enforcement representatives have taken part in the Department of State forays, phishing methods, cyber-enabled scam, burglary of intellectual possessions, network impositions and the expansion and allocation of malware (as operations are more detailed in this part).
Amongst all these cyber criminals is a twenty three year old man who resides in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. He is alleged of having infringed upon the security of networks of the US Department of Defense in mid June 2014. He was the main lead of the law enforcement representatives, and major suspect in the heading of the hacking of the Department of State.
The National Crime Agency commented on this progression by saying that the infringement of the networks (networking hacking) occurred on the 15th of June 2014. This caused cyber criminals to get their hands on information that was used to be a part of a global satellite message distribution scheme (Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services) used by the US Department of Defense to be in touch with employees via mail or phone around the globe.
The National Crime Agency went on to add that the loss of information from the US Department of Defense consisted of non – private contact information for just about eight hundred people including their names, titles, e – mail addresses and cell phone numbers. It also included the device information for something like 34,400 devices including IMEI numbers which are the exclusive codes used to recognize a mobile phone device. No susceptible data was got hold of and none of the information obtained could be used as personally exclusive information or compromised on the United States general safety interests.
The suspect then published proof of the cyber hack on Pastebin, along with a letter which basically taunted the cyber criminals of the Lizard Squad.
This protest week was also finished with the Ten Regional Organized Crime Units, Police Scotland and Police Service of Northern Ireland going to some 60 businesses whose had servers within the United Kingdom that had been compromised. This was done as a safety measure and precaution to increase the security of the safety department.
It was also noted that the compromises that were made could be used for malicious and sinister purposes. Cyber criminals could use it to send out spam mails, initiate attacks against internet sites or servers, or set up phishing sites to get access to susceptible data. The NCA approximates that organizations acting on this recommendation could, amongst them, clean up to half of the phishing attacks that usually initiate from the United Kingdom of Great Britain every month.