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.
I wonder if they got other incentives, like Green shield stamps or stolen penny black’s
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.
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.