International law enforcement officials late last week announced a crackdown on a cybercriminal network responsible for the proliferation of the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan (IM-RAT).

The coordinated operation, executed by authorities based in Australia, Europe and Colombia, resulted in the takedown of IM-RAT web page and infrastructure, and the arrest of 13 people. Additionally, law enforcement executed 85 warrants and seized 434 devices, according to a Nov. 30 press release from the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

More than a dozen agencies were involved in the joint effort. The AFP's Cybercrime Investigations teams spearheaded the investigation, while Europol and Eurojust coordinated the international activity.

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