An investigation led by the National Crime Agency in collaboration with international law enforcement agencies has led to the arrest of two 22-year-old men from Ireland and The Netherlands, in connection with an international cyber-crime operation.
The men were arrested in suspicion of running a website that offered access to 12 billion stolen personal user reconds and credentials against a minimal subscription fee of 2$ a day. The data originated from an accumulation of 10,000 data breaches. Police officials think that one of the individuals profited over £200,000.
These credentials were being used by criminals to launch cyber-attacks on UK, German and American individuals. Since then, the NCA launched an operation with various other law enforcement agencies leading to the arrest of the men. One of the suspects has since been released on bail pending further inquiries.