Two Arrested As Part Of Intern...


Two Arrested As Part Of International Operation Into Phishing Site

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

09:55 18 Apr 2024

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A number of raids have been carried out here after a website, which scammed victims on an industrial scale globally, was disrupted.

12 searches were carried out in Dublin, Kildare and Waterford over the last two days.

As part of Operation Stargrew law enforcement from 19 countries this week disrupted one of the world’s largest phishing-as-a-service platforms.

LabHost enabled users to set up sites designed to trick victims into revealing personal information, with 116 users linked to Ireland.

During searches in Dublin, Kildare and Waterford €42,000 in cash, €10,000 in cryptocurrency, 82 smartphones, 25 computers, 9 tablet devices, and a Rolex watch were seized.

Armed gardaí, CAB and the National Cyber Crime Bureau were involved in the operation that saw two men arrested.

One of the men has been charged and will appear before the courts at a later date.

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