Major phishing-as-a-service platform disrupted – Week in Security with Tony Anscombe

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The investigation uncovered at least 40,000 phishing domains linked to LabHost and victims were tricked into handing over their sensitive data

One of the world’s largest phishing-as-a-service (Phaas) platforms, known as LabHost, has been disrupted during a global law enforcement operation. Europol has announced this. Authorities from no fewer than 19 countries took part in the year-long operation led by the British London Metropolitan Policeand arrested 37 suspects, including those allegedly linked to the agency’s activities and its original developer.

About 10,000 people around the world used the service, with monthly fees averaging $249. The investigation uncovered at least 40,000 phishing domains linked to LabHost that tricked users into handing over their sensitive data. Learn more about the sting in the video – and make sure you know how to avoid falling victim to a phishing attack.

In other cybercrime news: US law enforcement has been charged with money laundering against the founders of crypto mixing service Samourai Wallet, amid a federal crackdown on these types of services. Watch the video for more information.

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