Interpol has announced the takedown of 16Shop, a phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) platform, as well as the arrests of three people in Indonesia and Japan.
16Shop specialises in the sale of phishing kits, which other cybercriminals can use to launch large-scale phishing attacks, allowing them to steal credentials and payment information from users of popular services such as Apple, PayPal, American Express, Amazon, and Cash App, among others.
“Victims typically receive an email with a pdf file or link that redirects to a site requesting the victims’ credit card or other personally identifiable information,” according to Interpol. “This information is then stolen and used to extract money from victims read more Interpol Busts Phishing as a Service Platform 16Shop Leading to 3 Arrests.
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