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Major phishing-as-a-service platform disrupted – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

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The investigation uncovered at least 40,000 phishing domains that were linked to LabHost and tricked victims into handing over their sensitive details

One of the world’s largest phishing-as-a-service (Phaas) platforms known as LabHost has been disrupted in a global law enforcement operation, Europol has announced. Authorities from no fewer than 19 countries joined the year-long operation led by the UK’s London Metropolitan Police, and arrested 37 suspects, including those allegedly linked to the service’s operations and its original developer.

Some 10,000 people across the world used the service, with the monthly fee averaging $249. The investigation uncovered at least 40,000 phishing domains that were linked to LabHost and tricked users into handing over their sensitive details. Learn more about the sting in the video – and make sure you know how to avoid falling victim to a phishing attack.

In other cybercrime news, US law enforcement pressed money-laundering charges against the founders of the Samourai Wallet crypto mixer service amid a federal crackdown on these kinds of services. Watch the video to find out more.

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