The Record is reporting Europol takes down VPNLab, a service used by ransomware gangs. An international law enforcement operation has seized the servers of VPNLab.net, a virtual private network provider that advertised its services on the criminal underground and catered to various cybercrime groups, including ransomware gangs.
Europol said it seized 15 servers operated by the VPNLab team in Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Latvia, Ukraine, the US, and the UK. VPNLab had been around since 2008, was built around the OpenVPN technology, used 2048-bit encryption, and offered double VPN anonymized connections for as little as $60/year.
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