Euro pol arrests hackers behind Infinity Black hacker group.
A co-joint effort from the Euro pol and Euro just involving the Polish and the Swiss law enforcement authorities has resulted in the dismantling of the “Infinity Black” hacking group.
The Polish National Police has conducted simultaneous raids in six different locations in the country, arrested five members of the Infinity Black group, and seized €100,000 worth of electronic equipment, such as computers, hardware, and cryptocurrency wallets.
The Polish raids took place on April 29, 2020, while the Swiss Police took the baton the next day, making another five arrests in the canton of Vaud.
The police have also located databases containing over 170 million records, so they confirmed that the hackers were selling this data to other malicious actors.
Infinity Black had created tools that helped them test the quality of the information that was offered for sale, as they were handling large volumes of stolen and ex filtrated databases.
Those that were deemed suitable for selling were distributed to the appropriate platforms by other members of the group that had this specific role.
Europol estimated that Infinity Black made up to €610,000 by selling valid stolen login credentials in the past few years.
Law enforcement managed to track down the fraudsters by connecting the dots from multiple platforms.
The members of the hacking group were active in various forums, dark web marketplaces, Discord channels, etc. Moreover, Infinity Black often used the stolen credentials themselves, so the chances of leaving electronic traces online increased, and the investigators were able to get a starting point for their work.