Russian-based DoubleVPN seized by law enforcement

Russian-based DoubleVPN seized by law enforcement

Law enforcement seized the servers and customer logs for DoubleVPN, a double-encryption service widely used by threat actors for malicious purposes.

Law enforcement has seized the servers of DoubleVPN (, a Russian-based VPN service that provides double-encryption service widely used by threat actors to anonymize their operation while performing malicious activities.

The operation is a joint effort of the Germany’s BKA, Netherland’s Politie, the FBI, the UK National Crime Agency, the United States Secret Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Eurojust, Switzerland’s Polizia Cantonale, Europol, Bulgaria’s GDBOP, and the Swedish National Police.

According to BleepingComputer, which first reported the news, the Police also acquired the customer logs and statistics for its customers’ activities. Anyway, until its seizure by law enforcement, the Russian VPN service provider claimed the service was not kepting users’ logs.


“On 29th of June 2021, law enforcement took down DoubleVPN. Law enforcement gained access to the servers of DoubleVPN and seized personal information, logs and statistics kept by DoubleVPN about all of its customers. DoubleVPN’s owners failed to provide the services they promised.” state the message published by the authorities on the seized domain. “International law enforcement continues to work collectively against facilitators of cybercrime, wherever and however it is committed. The investigation regarding customer data of this network will continue.”


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Pierluigi Paganini

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