Multi nation operation nabs cybercriminals behind $40M loss

14 people have been detained by investigators, and more than 20,000 suspicious networks connected to over $40 million in losses have been found.

In an effort to combat the current rise in cyber extortion, phishing, business email compromise, and other online frauds throughout the continent, Interpol and Afripol have concluded a four-month operation spanning 25 African nations.

Officials calculate that the networks that were destroyed and the individuals who were apprehended caused losses of almost $40 million. For instance, three alleged cybercriminals were detained in Cameroon in connection with a $850000 art fraud read more Multi nation operation nabs cybercriminals behind $40M loss.

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