Operation Nebulae: Global Sting Takes Down Major Phishing Empire

April 19, 2024
Operation Nebulae: Global Sting Takes Down Major Phishing Empire
  • A global law enforcement crackdown, led by the London Metropolitan Police Service and involving 19 countries with Europol's support, has dismantled the LabHost phishing-as-a-service platform.

  • Operation Nebulae resulted in the arrest of 37 individuals, with four arrests taking place in the UK.

  • The successful operation compromised LabHost's infrastructure, leading to the platform's shutdown.

  • The Metropolitan Police has initiated investigations on 800 users of the dismantled platform, which had a total of 2,000 registered users.

  • LabHost was responsible for the creation of over 40,000 fake websites, leading to the compromise of data from 70,000 UK victims and the theft of over one million passwords worldwide.

  • The Met has issued warnings regarding potential phishing emails misusing their branding in the wake of the crackdown.

Summary based on 14 sources


Get a daily email with more World News stories

Related Stories