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Suspected threat actor arrested

by Shah Farouq

An alleged perpetrator, who is a citizen of Morocco, was arrested in May by the Moroccan police based on the data about his cybercrimes that was provided by Group-IB.  The identification and apprehension of the threat actor presumably responsible for multiple attacks, including on French telecommunications companies, multinational corporations and the country’s major banks, was done due to the two-year investigation called Lyrebird operation by Interpol which is supported by Group-IB.

The set-up of the detected phishing kit which is a collection of software tools that makes it easier for people who has little technical skills to launch a phishing exploit, with the creation of a spoofed website of a targeted company, the mass distribution of emails impersonating it and asking users to enter login information on the spoofed site. The credentials left by unsuspecting victims on the fake page were then redirected to the threat actors’ email.

Read More: Operation Lyrebird: Group-IB assists INTERPOL in identifying suspect behind numerous cybercrimes worldwide

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