Romanian Duo Arrested For Running Malware Encryption Service To Bypass Antivirus Software

Two Romanian suspects have been arrested yesterday for allegedly running the CyberSeal and Dataprotector crypting services to evade antivirus software detection. These services have been purchased by more than 1560 criminals and used for crypting several different type of malware, including Remote Access Trojans, information stealers and ransomware.

The pair also operated the Cyberscan service which allowed their clients to test their malware against antivirus tools.

This operation was led by the Romanian Police (Poliția Română) together with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Norwegian National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos) and Europol. It was carried out in the framework of the European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats (EMPACT).

Read the full Europol press release here.

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3 comments to “Romanian Duo Arrested For Running Malware Encryption Service To Bypass Antivirus Software”

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  1. prazen - November 20, 2020

    what is the name of the that 2 romanians?

    • Dissent - November 20, 2020

      They don’t report names in the press release. But Catalin Cimpanu showed an old ad from one of the people involved who was using the nick “no$f3ratu$” I don’t know if that was one of the two arrested, though, as the release says two others were also questioned.

  2. AAA - November 22, 2020

    can you send me Link to the article of Catalin Cimpanu

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