Dutch Police post “say no to cybercrime” warnings on hacker forums

Lawrence Abrams reports:

The Dutch Police have begun posting warnings on Russian and English-speaking hacker forums not to commit cybercrime as law enforcement is watching their activity.

Since the conclusion of Operation LadyBird, law enforcement’s disruption of the Emotet botnet, the Dutch Police state that they are creating forum accounts on hacker forums to warn hackers that they are watching them publicly.

These forum posts include a message about the Emotet disruption and a YouTube video showing the botnet operators’ arrests. The video ends with the police warning that “Everyone makes mistakes. We are waiting for yours.”

Not surprisingly, the police  posted notices on RaidForums and XSS.  The latter banned them and removed the post, while RF allowed the post to remain, where it generated… the kinds of responses you’d expect from that community.

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