Encro’s servers running in France were hacked thanks to the special knowledge of the Dutch Team High Tech Crime.
This allowed detectives to read about all the criminal activities planned in the Netherlands and far beyond.
EncroChat has discontinued its services as a provider of encrypted communication. The company supplied crypto phones internationally that allowed users to communicate in encrypted form. These phones had the camera, microphone, GPS and USB port removed, according to Europol.
It is estimated that half of all these Carbon devices in Europe have been compromised. More than 100 million messages were intercepted that were sent via Encro. A quarter of these are relevant to the Dutch criminal investigation department.
Read more about this here: https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2020/07/02/hoe-een-pgp-hack-narcostat-nederland-feilloos-blootlegt-a4004789