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Interpol’s latest cybercrime intervention dismantles ransomware, banking malware servers

Interpol has arrested 31 people following a three-month operation to stamp out various types of cybercrime.

Spanning 55 countries, from Albania to Australia, Operation Synergia identified more than 1,300 malicious servers, dismantling more than 70 percent of those used as part of command and control infrastructure that supported phishing, banking malware, and ransomware.

Interpol said Operation Synergia was launched after it observed a “Clear growth, escalation and professionalization of transnational cybercrime,” adding that this growth is what called for coordinated action.

“The results of this operation, achieved through the collective efforts of multiple countries and partners, show our unwavering commitment to safeguarding the digital space,” said Bernardo Pillot, assistant director, Interpol Cybercrime Directorate.

The news comes hot off the heels of Interpol’s recent Operation Turquesa V in the Americas, which saw hundreds arrested as part of authorities’ crackdown on human trafficking for the purposes of filling scam call centers.

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