A RAT user spying on a girl from Malaysia. In the background is a complete list of “slaves” this RAT user controls.
Fifteen people have been arrested across seven European countries “who are suspected of using remote access trojans (RATs) to commit cybercrimes,” Europol said in a statement on Thursday.
The people were apprehended in Estonia, France, Romania, Latvia, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Norway.
The National Crime Agency (NCA), a rough British equivalent to the FBI, lead a sting operation resulting in the arrests of five (out of the 15 total) across the United Kingdom. In May 2014, over 100 people were arrested as part of a similar worldwide sting operation.
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