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"Creepware" Hacker Sting Nets 97 Worldwide

Law enforcement officials around the globe have arrested 97 people for alleged connection with the malicious software Blackshades — also known as “creepware” because it can allow hackers to spy on users’ computer activity and even take over full control of their machines.

The European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust), which led the two-day sting, announced the arrests on Monday. During the two-day operation, officials searched 359 houses and seized 1,100 devices — along with cash, illegal weapons and drugs.

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