Visible to the public "International Effort Takes Down VPN Service, VPNLab, Used for Criminal Activity"Conflict Detection Enabled

Law enforcement officials from almost a dozen countries teamed up to take down a virtual private service used by threat actors to distribute malware, carry out ransomware operations, and commit other cybercriminal activities. According to the European law enforcement agency Europol, investigations into malware distribution and other criminal activities led authorities to the VPNLab website. As a result, they seized and disrupted 15 servers that hosted the website's infrastructure. A screenshot of the VPNLab website's front page following its takedown shows a message saying the service provided a platform for the anonymous commission of high-value cybercrime cases and was used in multiple major international cyberattacks. The takedown operation was led by German police and included the Netherlands, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Latvia, Ukraine, the US, and the UK. This article continues to discuss the shutdown of the VPNLab website and why this service was a popular choice for cybercriminals.

CyberScoop reports "International Effort Takes Down VPN Service, VPNLab, Used for Criminal Activity"