EncroChat The app for bad people

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  • 60,000 possible criminals invested in a encrypted phone messaging system, @ £1200 per month? Contract? (So I read). At that price it’s not for your 9bar a month Dope dealers.

    EncroChat, which offered a secure mobile phone instant messaging service, was a "criminal marketplace" used by 60,000 people worldwide for coordinating the distribution of illicit goods, money laundering and plotting to kill rivals.

    Fortunately or unfortunately law enforcements managed to crack the messaging code and started rounding up these criminal organisations.

    Can you imaging the morning when the only phone txt message read “our system has been hacked, turn off this phone and destroy it”. How many criminals thought the txt message was a hoax and some meth head was just having a laugh. But then their worlds came crashing down.

    It’s got to be made into a film, did they not learn anything from Alan Turing.

  • £250 a month, media quoting 6 monthly charges.

    If it's not made by your own organisation for exclusive use by your own organisation then its only a matter of time before it fucks you.

    Anything technical from outsiders cannot be trusted if your up to no good, by society's standards.

    People smart enough to create and market such things are almost guaranteed to put in backdoors and the like for their own potential future advantage let alone the chances of one falling into the opposition's hands when there are so many users.

    Just nature thinning out the not so smart.

  • Doubt I've really explored the nuances of this thread but there exists 'bad' and real "nasty bad" at the very least.

    Some 'nasty bad' is condoned and encouraged by government and those in power whilst some merely 'bad' is rejected as awful crime against humanity.

    We all have to make up our own minds.

    I decided my opinion when I was 13 yrs old but I've had to toe the true blue line from time to time for the sake of survival.

    "bad" is not always bad. 🤔😕😉😞😢

  • Bad nasty enough to be needing torcher chambers for those who crossed them.

    Dutch police discover secret torture site in shipping containers

    Updated 8:59 PM EDT July 7, 2020

    Authorities in the Netherlands have discovered an apparent torture site hidden inside shipping containers, which were lined with sound-proofing material and filled with assumed torture devices, the country's National Prosecutor's Office has said.

    Officers raided the site at Wouwse Plantage on the Dutch-Belgian border on June 22, arresting six men suspected of kidnapping and hostage taking.

    They found six shipping containers which had been converted to what are believed to be "prison cells," as well as a stash of weaponry including pruning shears and loppers.

    "In each of the cells, handcuffs were attached to the ceiling and floor, in order to be able to chain someone standing up with their arms raised," the statement said. "The rooms were finished with noise isolating panels and heat-insulating foil."

    One of the units also contained a dental chair, with straps for feet and arms. "The sea container with the dental chair contained bags with objects that were presumably intended to torture or at least put pressure on victims," the statement added.

    The police found, among other things, pruning shears, loppers, a branch saw, scalpels, pliers, extra handcuffs, fingercuffs, tape, balaclavas, and black cotton bags that can be pulled over the head. During a search at a home in Rotterdam, 24 kilos of MDMA was also found."

    The containers were also fitted with cameras for remote monitoring.

    Officers also found three stolen delivery vans, two BMWs, seven handguns and a Chinese variant of the AK-47. "In total, 25 weapons were found with the suspects," the National Prosecutor's Office said.

    Authorities say the investigation began in April, during which officers were able to access an encrypted chat network -- EncroChat -- to track the group's movements and plans. "From this it could be deduced who the intended victims were," the statement said.

    "They were warned by the police and went into hiding elsewhere. As a result, and thanks to permanent CCTV surveillance in and near the warehouse, planned kidnappings, hostage-taking and other serious violent crimes were prevented."

    EncroChat, which offered a secure mobile phone instant messaging service, was a "criminal marketplace" used by 60,000 people worldwide for coordinating the distribution of illicit goods, money laundering and plotting to kill rivals, according to the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA).

    The discovery of the containers followed a series of successful raids by UK and European police based on information from the network, which saw hundreds arrested and more than 27 tons of drugs seized in the UK and Netherlands.

    The six men who were arrested in relation to the apparent torture site are all from The Netherlands. An Amsterdam court on Monday ordered their detention for 90 days.