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A top-secret communications system used by criminals to trade drugs anonymous chat uk guns has been "successfully penetrated", says the National Crime Agency. Major crime figures were among over Europe-wide arrests after messages on EncroChat were intercepted and decoded. While the NCA was part of the investigation, it was initiated and led by French and Dutch police, and also involved Europol - the EU agency for law enforcement chaf.
Wil van Gemert, deputy executive director of Europol, told a press conference in the Hague that the hacking of the network had allowed the "disruption of criminal activities including violent attacks, corruption, attempted murders and large-scale anonymous chat uk transports". The NCA says the Europe-wide qnonymous, which lasted over three months and involved police forces across the UK, has had the biggest impact um organised crime gangs it has ever seen, with UK arrests, including two law enforcement officers.
She said: "This is just the beginning. We will wnonymous anonymous chat uk organised criminal networks as a result of these operations for weeks and months and possibly years to come. Nikki Holland, NCA director of investigations, said the operational team had described it "as akin to cracking the enigma code". An estimated 60, people, among them up to 10, in Britain, subscribed to France-based EncroChat, which has now been taken down.
The system operated on customised Android phones and, according to its website, provided "worry-free secure communications". Customers had access to features such anoymous self-destructing messages that anonymous chat uk from the recipient's device after a certain length of time.
There was also panic wipe, where all the data on the device could be deleted by entering a four-digit code from the lock-screen. The NCA says the messaging system has been used as a "criminal marketplace" to co-ordinate the supply of Class A drugs across the portland chat line, and import weapons including assault rifles, sub-machine guns, shotguns, pistols and hand grenades.
Law enforcement agencies began getting data from the site on 1 April after the encryption code is believed to have been cracked anonymous chat uk March.
Gangs are also believed to have used the handheld devices to plot attacks on rival groups, plan ways of enforcing drug debts u arrange for money to be laundered. Dozens of organised crime groups have been dismantled, says the NCA, with the bulk of arrests in London and north-west England. Lockdown "worked in our anonymous chat uk, says the agency, in that many more suspects were at home when they were raided.
Many of those arrested are said to form the "middle tier" of crime gangs while some are described as the "Mr and Mrs Bigs" of the underworld. EncroChat sold encrypted fhat with a guarantee of anonymity, with a range of special features to remove identifying information.
Europol said that French police had discovered some of Sex chat addison servers were located in the country, and that it was possible to put a "technical device" in place to access the messages. In June, rumours began to swirl about EncroChat being compromised by law enforcement. The Netherlands' National Police said that users began to throw away their phones once the company became aware that messages were being intercepted - "but it was too late".
Police had already intercepted millions of messages, some of which have been acted on already - and others that may be used in the future. Anonymous chat uk London, those targeted in the Met operation, codenamed "Eternal", are alleged to include members of "high-harm" organised crime networks with longstanding links to violent crime and drug dealing. Dame Cressida said: gay chat wisconsin people are in business to make enormous amounts of money.
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Threats to life detailed on the site included acid attacks and threats to chop off limbs. Chat users realised 'too late'.