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Feds Secretly Ran a Fake Encrypted Chat App and Busted Over 800 Criminals

In a huge sting operation, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) ran an “encrypted chat” service calledANoMfor almost 3 years to intercept 27 million messages between criminal gang members globally. DubbedOperation Ironside(AFP),Operation Greenlight(Europol), andOperation Trojan Shield(FBI), the long-term covert probe into transnational and