Law Enforcement Authorities Destroyed The Hacker Group Databases with Millions of User Credentials


The European Union Agency and other law enforcement agencies have taken over the infamous hacking group known as the InfinityBlack database, which has managed to sell the complete databases to millions of private users on the Internet.

This hacking group is well known for distributing stolen credential as well as for creating and distributing malware or several types of hacking tools.

The European Union Organization for Law Enforcement Cooperation, Europol, aims to work with various national police forces and law enforcement agencies on various hacking or software piracy operations.

As in recent times, Europol has achieved some significant successes in putting an end to pirated IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) but has now managed to score a bit in different areas as well, such as the hacker universe.

Several law enforcement agencies have recently carried out joint operations in Poland on 29 April 2020 and five people who were part of this hacker community have been arrested.

InfinityBlack The Polish National Police have confiscated a number of computer hardware, external hard drives and cryptocurrency wallets worth around €100,000.

Along with this, they closed two databases with more than 170 million records in the form of private credentials, obtained mainly in Switzerland. This group of hackers had even created an online sales platform to sell these private credentials on the Dark Web.

According to the Europol report, the community has been beautifully structured into three separate teams, each with a particular role and purpose. Here are the roles that each member plays in the hacking community, InfinityBlack:-

  • Some created tools to check the quality of the stolen data.
  • Some members are there who only analyze the stolen data in detail.
  • Some were in charge of selling them in packages on the internet and Dark Web.

Hackers Look for bonus point systems

Their primary source of stolen data was associated with reward point programs; In fact, they planned a complex operation to steal thousands of Swiss accounts. In addition, it is estimated that the losses caused by this hacking group, InfinityBlack, amounted to around EUR 50,000, while the damage could have been up to EUR 610,000, as the hackers had access to more accounts.

All of this has been made possible by the joint cooperation between Polish and Swiss law enforcement authorities, aided by Europol and Eurojust, who have stopped all illicit cyber operations of the hacking group on time.

They have been set up by the police with the purchase of these data, managing to link them to users in Poland. Together with these organisations, Europol has also provided the technical means and the necessary support to ensure that everything can be concluded in a satisfactory manner.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.