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IT company had to hand over password for criminal server

PGP network
It-company Dahvo has been asked by the National Police to hand over the password for the key server of Ennetcom’s criminal pgp network. This enabled the judiciary to dismantle the network, which criminals used to communicate with each other, in 2016.

De Telegraaf writes this on the basis of documents and conversations with the public prosecutor. It shows that it company Dahvo has been ordered by official claim to cooperate in the investigation into the Ennetcom network. This company provided technical support to the network and had access to the key server password. When the OM received this password, it could read the encrypted messages sent via the network.

Previously it remained unclear how the police got the encryption keys. Two years ago, it was suggested that the keys were on the Ennetcom servers and were also obtained through that company. Danny M., owner of Ennetcom, was threatened by the underworld and disappeared from the Netherlands, according to De Telegraaf. Now it appears that the encryption keys were obtained through the co-owner of the it company Dahvo. According to the newspaper, the justice department has not made a deal or other agreements with him. His role had not previously been mentioned because of ‘research interests’. According to M., Dahvo also kept ‘against all agreements in old data, which could therefore fall into the hands of the police’, writes De Telegraaf.

Ennetcom sold adapted BlackBerry telephones that had access to the pgp network for 1500 euros. This allowed criminals to communicate with each other via encrypted messages. The server for the messages was in Canada, at the end of 2016 the Dutch police got access to this . Thanks in part to the co-ownership of Dahvo , the police were able to read more than 4.6 million messages from 40,000 smartphones. With the help of the decrypted messages, the police try to resolve previously unresolved crimes and liquidations.


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IT company had to hand over password for criminal server


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