Police take down encrypted criminal chat platform EncroChat

From zdnet.com

Law enforcement in the United Kingdom has touted the takedown of encrypted communications platform EncroChat as its “biggest ever” operation, so far resulting in the arrest of 746 individuals, the seizing of ¬£54 million in cash, 77 firearms, and over two tonnes of drugs.

EncroChat was one of the largest providers of encrypted communications and offered a secure mobile phone instant messaging service. Its sole use was for coordinating and planning the distribution of illicit commodities, money laundering, and plotting to kill rival criminals, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

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