At INTERPOL, we support national police in tactical deployments in the field, aimed at breaking up the criminal networks behind different types of cybercrime and technology-enabled crimes.

An international operation supported by INTERPOL was carried out against individuals believed to be linked to an international hacking group.

The operation followed a series of coordinated cyber-attacks against the Colombian Ministry of Defence and presidential websites, as well as Chile’s Endesa electricity company and its National Library, among others.

Dates: February to March 2012
Participating countries: Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain, and later the Dominican Republic

  • 47 house searches in 19 cities in five countries;
  • 34 persons of interest identified and/or arrested;
  • IT equipment, mobile phones and payment cards seized.

Read about Operation Unmask