Smashing criminal networks

Operation IRONSIDE is a long-term, covert investigation into transnational and serious organised crime allegedly responsible for large drug imports, drug manufacturing and attempts to kill.

For almost three years, the AFP and the FBI have monitored criminals’ encrypted communications over a Dedicated Encrypted Communications Platform. The AFP built a capability that allowed law enforcement to access, decrypt and read communications on the platform. The AFP and FBI were able to capture all the data sent between devices using the platform.

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