That's what you get for being a REMF*1800 rounds and 77 weapons averages out at 23 rounds per weapon.
More than double the number of rounds I had on me when we rolled into Iraq on Telic 1.
CAB money goes to the exchequerInteresting to see where the sequestered cash goes to. I recall in PM Thatcher's time, £1million being 'donated' to the Met Police compliments of the FBI following a successful drugs bust.
Our system, as was then, unlike the Irish CAB hadn't a clue how this sum should be processed. Talks about building a Met gymnasium or suchlike were the rumour of the day. I believe the money ended up in the coffers of the Treasury.
I think we can accept that the West Country was involved in this matter. NCA (bless them) struggle to tie their own shoe laces.Interesting. I can’t tell from the reporting whether the encryption was cracked, or the platform was hacked. These are quite different. If you just capture the messaging between devices and crack the encryption, then the baddies have no idea you are reading their traffic (like WW2 Enigma). But if you can’t crack the encryption, there are other ways to skin the cat, depending on how the target platform was built. Steal the keys, for one. But that’s insanely obvious.
Like WW2 Enigma/Ultra, I would have thought that reading the traffic in realtime would be so useful an Int tool that they would have rather not compromised that capability. Yet the platform realized they had been compromised themselves three weeks ago.
So double shoddy work at play. Red team for either using low grade cypher, non-random key generation or some architectural boo-boo that let the blue team in. Blue team for leaving footprints.
Either way, the operational outcome was as desired, if only short term. I’m sure another platform will replace the requirements of the red team’s customers.
City of London Police have the national lead on FincrimeThere was provision for the Police to bid for seized money here the following financial year, once it had been determined how much had been seized. I think that was City of London Police who started that. There was in my day a very small Customs/ Police Computer specialists office- ( I won't say where,) but by the time I retired they were well aware of the nuances of the Dark webb for ATT purps. Point of interest for me was if we detained laptops we were told never to start them, get passwords but not to open them in case they been rigged to self wipe- i.e Password could be counterpassword. But that started out originally for childporn IRC
A Kingo! Now there's a surprise...I see they are looking to arrest an Ex Solder Fatty Swales for selling the devices, otherwise Known as king Con
and a few hundred other names.
Johhny Swales an Ex Soldier and convicted criminal with more than 70 convictions is at present safely locked up after doing something dodgy on line to his ex partner
I bet a few well known names also crop up when the NCA pull him in
You'll forgive me If I have a quiet chuckle about such a Euphemism. It should rather be that they have a notional lead on what they think they know about Financial crime. If any Government in this country actually wanted it dealt with they'd need entire regiments. The more I found out over nearly fifteen years- the less I found I knew...City of London Police have the national lead on Fincrime