Massive Hack Gave Police a Window on Cocaine, Cash and Killers

BRUSSELS—The gangsters plotting to assassinate a decide believed they ended up leaving very little to possibility. But cops hundreds of miles absent ended up on to them thanks to a stakeout with a fashionable twist.

Utilizing supposedly impregnable encrypted telephones, the Serbian strike males mentioned previously this yr how wind direction and distance could affect the sniper’s bullet and prepared their getaway. Unbeknown to them, their messages ended up also flashing up on the laptop screens of a mystery police group in Belgium that had hacked into the messenger services, identified as Sky ECC. The Belgians warned police in Serbia, who whisked the decide to protection.